Tregerthen is a farm on what is known as the Zennor ‘Churchway’. The ‘Churchway’ leads from Hellesveor, at the top of St Ives, to Zennor and on to Pendeen, and was supposed to be a coffin path from Church to Church, but this is debatable. ‘Tregerthen’ means ‘rowan-tree farm’, the rowan tree or mountain ash…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Tregerthen (Tregarthen) Bethesda Bible Christian Chapel”

St Day is a village between Chacewater and Redruth. Its Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel was built circa 1835 and only existed for a few years. This profile has been compiled by Tony Mansell with information provided by Barrie May of Carharrack.   Circa 1835: Chapel built Circa 1840: Chapel closed and the building was sold…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – St Day Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel”

Heamoor (An Hay in Cornish) was originally 3 small groups of farm dwellings. The settlement was expanded by the Rose Price family of Trengwainton to build housing for their estate workers: hence there is Jamaica Place and Jamaica Terrace.  In the early 1900s many terraces of houses were built for an expanding population. The village…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Heamoor Bible Christian Chapel”

Idless is a hamlet north of Truro through which the River Allen flows. It was previously known as Edless (or even Eadless) and is still pronounced that way by the old villagers. This profile of Idless New Connexion Chapel has been compiled by Tony Mansell. Idless Chapel centre (Photo: Susan Coney) The Idless New Connexion…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Idless New Connexion Chapel”