district of Meneage includes all that part of Cornwall which lies south
of Helston and of the Helford River. All the parishes within this area
are said to be in Meneage although no such division was ever recognised
for any civil, legal or ecclesiastical purpose. Menek or Meneage is
certainly a very remarkable district in many respects, and its geological
structure is very peculiar. It consists of a moderately elevated tableland,
deeply scarfed on the edges by romantic Valleys, and was richly wooded
except at the southern extremity. The tableland itself varies much in
aspect in different parts. Goonhilly Downs is remarkable for its extreme
barenness, and Crousa Downs is distinguished by the immense number of
rough lumps of gabbro rock which covers hundreds of acres of its surface.
Cornwall Online Parish Clerk (OPC) Project
are looking for people who orginally came from one of the Parishes on the
Meneage Peninsula, then below are onsite links to some nearby Parishes where
many Meneage born people were found during the 1861 Census as well as many
people from other areas of Cornwall.
Helston A to H - Helston I to Q - Helston R to Z - Sithney - Sithney/Porthleven
Personally I don't have any pictures of the Meneage Area and online seems to be a bit short of pictures as well. The best I could find was o on MyLocalWeb where you can click on "pictures" across the top, then use the drop down list to select the parish of your interest. Selecting "Cury" seems to bring up a good selection of pictures across the Lizard Peninsula. The only other source I could find is on the Cornwall OPC website under each individual parish although what is there does vary.
Myself and the other OPC's who cover the Meneage Area (The Lizard) of Cornwall would welcome any help you can give in transcribing parish and other records. Please contact myself or the respective OPC if you would like to help out. I, myself, am also looking for photos, both old and new, as well as any articles about the history of the Meneage to add to this site. If you can help with this or anything else, then please do contact me.