St Martin in Meneage Parish Records

St Martin in Meneage


ST. MARTIN in MENEAGE is a parish just located north of the center of approximately 14 by 14 miles of Lizard Peninsula. 

Its name was taken to honor Martin of Tours. Martin was born 316, became a bishop and died about 397. His body was taken into Tour. The Church of France has always considered Martin to be one of her greatest Saints. The word Meneage means Monkish Land or land of the Monks. This Meneage area is from St. Anthony in Meneage to St. Martin in Meneage, but includes part of Mawgan, hence the Parish name: ‘St.’ ‘Martin’ ‘in Meneage’ St. Martin in Meneage.

The Lizard Peninsula, in which it stands on, is considered a hazardous stretch of coastline known as the “Graveyard of Ships”. Since St. Martin is more inland it is more agriculture but does lead to Heltson, St. Keverne, Portleven and Lizard Point areas. 

St Martin in Meneage Parish Church

Parish Records

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