St Martin-in-Meneage

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St Martin
Cornish: Dydemin
Parish church of St Martin-in-Meneage - - 369421.jpg
St Martin's Chruch, St Martin-in-Meneage
Grid reference: SW734240
Location: 50°4’19"N, 5°9’58"W
Post town: Helston
Postcode: TR12
Dialling code: 01326
Local Government
Council: Cornwall
St Ives

St Martin or St Martin-in-Meneage is a village in the Meneage district of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. St Martin is a tiny village, serving as the churchtown of ther wider parish.

The village is five miles south-southeast of Helston. The population at the 2011 census was 377.

The church is dedicated to St Martin of Tours and is a chapelry of Mawgan-in-Meneage (though 'right of sepulture' was granted in 1385).

The ancient estates of Barry Mylor and Mathiana adjoin the church and the two names indicate that in early times there were chapels of two Breton saints here, of St Melor at Merther Mylor (Barry Mylor) and St Anou at Merther Anou (the modern forms having been variously corrupted).[1]

St Martin-in-Meneage is within the 'Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', as is almost a third of the county.

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  1. Henderson, Charles (1925) "Parochial history of Cornwall", in: Cornish Church Guide. Truro: Blackford; p. 155