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Slaters Trade Directory

for the St Just District 




The Slaters Trade Directory was published in 1852 /3 and covers Cornwall and Devon. It does not have a seperate entry for St Just but includes  St Just in Penwith and its neighbourhood. I have decided that rather then seperate the St Just entries I should display the full entry here. 






SAINT JUST is a parish in the hundred in Penwith. The village, seven miles from Penzance and about six from Land's end; has become extended and improved within the last few years from the vicinity of several extensive mines amd a large iron foundry, and it has lately obtained some notoriety from the eclesiastical suit betweem the late vicar, The Rev. G.C. Graham and the Bishop of Exeter. The tract of cliff country between Cape Cornwall and Pendeen Head  is, perhaps, the most remarkable in the kingdom, from the extrordinary mining operations in progress in its extent. Carn Brea one of the highest hills in Western Cornwall, on the summit of which once stood a chapel, is about three miles south of the town. From the elevated point of Cape Cornwall an extensive view is obtained: a short distance from the land to the south-west lies the small islands known as the Bissons or "the sisters", a part highly dangerous to the mariner in stormy weather. The town boasts of two respectable inns, the "Commercial" and the "Wellington" both well conducted and comfortable establishments. 

The chrurch of St just is a solid structure of granite the Rev. Robert Atkins has commenced to build a new church at his sole expense; it is to be dedicated to St John the Baptist. The Dissenters have also olaces for their worship, and there are two National Schools for children of both sexes. the market is held on Saturday. Population of the parish in 1851 8,752.

SENNEN is a parish in the same hundred as St Just, from which it is situated five miles and one mile from the Land's End. Here is an inn with a remarkable sign being "the first and last Inn in England," The church has a tower which is conspicuous for miles. Population in 1851 652.

LANDS END, in this parish possesses few inhabitants, yet it is celebrated for its wild grandeur, and is said to be three hundred and ninety feet above the level of the sea. Several of the rocks have received names descriptive of their appearance, such as "the Armed Knight," "Dr Johnson's Head", "the Spire," "the Irish Lady," and others.

POST OFFICE Saint Just, John Eva, Post Office. - Letters for all parts arrive (from Penzance), every morning at eight, and are despatched at ten 


Aitken Rev. Robert Pendeen

Angwin Mr William, St Just.

Boyns Mr John, purser, St Just

Carthew Mr. Thos. purser, St Just

Chenhalls Alexander Esq., St Just

Houghton Rev. William, Sennen

James Mr. Stephen, St Just

Jones Rev. John Samuel, St Just

Trembath James Esq Sennen

White Rev. Wm. Spranger, St Just


Caudle John Surgeon, St Just

Hawkins Brnjamin Lavers, Surgeon, St Just

National School, St Just - Tom Owain Jones, master; Mary Williams mistress.

National School, Pendeen - John Grenfell, master; Martha Congden, mistress

Quick Jas. Richards, surgeon, St Just


Boyns Richard, St Just

Carthew John, St Just

James Stephen Harvey, (and land) Burmew Hall

James Stephen Harvey Jnr. St Just


Commercial Inn: Wm Williams, St just

 First & Last Inn in England: Thomas Toman, Sennen

Kings Arms: William Eddy, St Just 

Lands End: Thomas Toman, Lands End

North Inn: Thomas Williams, St Just

Star: William Hill, St just

Wellington Inn: Thomas Bury Burton, St Just


Holman Nicholas, St Just and Penzance


Boyns Henry & Richard, St Just

Hocking William, St Just

James Stephens Harvey, St Just

William Thomas, St Just



Akerman James, Chemist & Druggist

Boase John, Shopkeeper

Bolitho Walter, shoe maker

Bolitho William shopkeeper

Botheras Richard, carpenter, Sennen

Bottrell Richard, carpenter & wheelwright, Sennen

Boyns Henry & Co., shopkeepers

Boyns Jane, straw bonnett maker 

Boyns Mary, shopkeeper

Burns John, marine store dealer

Carthew Edward, shopkeeper and watch maker

Chegwin John, shopkeeper and carpenter

Cock Charles, shoe maker

Cock John, butcher

Daniel Nicholas Chas., watch maker

Dillen James tailor

Eddy John, shopkeeper

Eddy William, carpenter

Eddy William, shoe maker

Eva John, baker, grocer and agent to the county fire and permanent Life Assurance Companies

Gendall James, shoemaker

Hall Thomas, shopkeeper and wheelwright

Harvey Andrew, watch and clock maker

Hill Ann, straw bonnet maker

Hill Thomas, shopkeeper

James Grace and Lydia, grocer and draper

Laggo John, blacksmith

Lugg John, shoemaker

Mc.Gwiggan John, Marine store

Mathews Honor, shopkeeper, Sennen

Mitchell Samuel Harvey, shoe maker

Moyle Thomas, shoe maker, Sennen

Nicholls Richard, temperance coffee house

Olds John, butcher

Olds Peter, butcher

Oliver Mary, shopkeeper

Osborn Lucinda, milliner, &c.

Pascoe William, shopkeeper & tailor

Penrose Richard, shoemaker

Penrose William, beer retailer

Pooley James, shopkeeper

Prouse William, blacksmith

Richards William, hair dresser

Roberts James, carpenter

Roberts Thomason, shopkeeper

Roberts William, shopkeeper

Rowe Thomas, blacksmith

Strick William, shopkeeper, Sennen

Taylor William, shopkeeper

Thomas Henry Grylls, ironmonger, grocer, and linen draper

Thomas Thos., blacksmith, Sennen

Trehair Benj., blacksmith, Sennen

Trehair Constance, milliner, &c.

Trehair Richard, shoe maker

Tregear James, blacksmith

Tregear John registrar of births and deaths

Tregear Thomas, blacksmith

Trembath Richard, carpenter and shopkeeper

Trezise Orchard Edwards, ironmonger and secretary to the mechanics institute

Uren Abenegoe, and John, wheelwrights

Veall John William, shoemaker

Veall Samuel, shoemaker

Warren Jane. shopkeeper

Warren John, bookseller, binder & printer

Williams James, grocer & draper

Williams John, shopkeeper

Williams Ralph, carpenter

Williams Susan, beer retailer

Wills William, tailor

Woolcock Thomas, shopkeeper


St Just's Church, St Just - Rev. Williams Spranger White, Vicar

St John the Baptist Church, Pendeen - Rev. Robert Aitken, perpetual curate.

Sennen Church - Re, Wm. Houghton

Bible Christians, St Just

Teetotal Methodists, St Just

Wesleyan Methodists, St Just, John Samuel Jones

Wesleyan Methodists, Sennen

VANS: For Passengers and Goods.

To Penzance: Benjamin Eddy, from St Just every morning (Sunday excepted) at ten; Richard Davey and Richard Rowe, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at the same hour; and Joseph Mathews and Thomas Nicholas, from the Lands end, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at nine


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