St Keyne history group was launched in 1998 as one of the new village
activities which started when the new village hall opened.
aim from day one was to collect and study papers which would tell
the story of St Keyne.
group was set up by Gwen Collin who has led the enthusiastic group
just under four years the group has gathered together transcripts
and church papers. They have spent many hours working hard to put
all the information into a data base
large pieces of information from the village's past were then arranged
both chronologically and alphabetically.
has enabled local people to find information on a member of the
family of a particular event that much easier.
Keyne local history group study a model of the village
of the many interesting things the group discovered was that it
had a link with Charlestown even though the two places were many
found that for 300 years the Lord of the Manor had been a succession
of members of the rich and famous Rayleigh family of Fowey. Tywardreath
and Menabilly," says Alan Southerton from the St Keyne local
was more exciting was that many of the deeds and documents relating
to their tenants in Steeple were in the custody of the C.R.O. So
now we had access to such records as Court Rolls and details of
their leases surveys of the farms and much more."
more exciting things have been discovered from the past. Click
here for more information.
progress has been made in a very short time to find out about the
village of St Keyne. Many of the history group's findings have been
added to a book called 'The People of St.Keyne' and provides a fascinating
insight to the history of the village. The book is available locally.
group is keen to have more members as there is still plenty of work
to be done to maintain the village records.
the village webmaster.
Find out how the village
hall came to be.