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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
EARL AND VISCOUNT FALMOUTH,
&c., &c., &c. :
Your highly respected and deeply lamented Father permitted me the honour of dedicating the following pages to him, in conjunction with the Parishioners of St. Just. Not thinking it respectful to intrude myself on your Lordship’s notice at this moment of your affliction, to solicit the like protection from your Lordship, I have presumed to address you without leave, under the impression that your Lordship will not be displeased at my allowing the original address to stand as at first intended, and so in some degree identifying you with this Parish. I have thus an opportunity of paying my humble tribute of respect to the memory of a Nobleman whose religious, upright, and patriotic character shed a brilliancy on his high rank, who was forward in every good work,
whose indefatigable exertions in the service of the public endeared him to his country; and who has transmitted to your Lordship, with additional lustre, the name and titles of your distinguished Ancestors.
That your Lordship may long enjoy them, is the
Most obedient and humble Servant,
St. Just, 1ST JANUARY, 1842.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
✓ The Church to face Vignette Title. The Tomb of Silus......
to face page 20 Inscription on the Bells.. ✓ The Capital with Angel holding a Shield with Letters. 20 with three Coats of Arms..
27 Shield with Roses ...,
34 V Chapel Caru Brea....
49 Cape Cornwall.....
51 List of Fac-Simile Signatures
76 Botallek Circles
93 Halgolluir ...
95 Holed Stones
100 Map and Statistical Tables at the end.
Page 3, line 3, dele“ a" before half.
4, 6, for “ 274" read 230.
26, for “over the head bands” read over them.
for " label” read dripstone.
for “ Nicholas” read Nicolas.
23, after “ wise” change full stop for comma.
7, after the words “ (vide plate)” read (vide plate, page 94). 103,
4, for “ an” read on.
SAINT JUST, IN PENWITH.
In the county of Cornwall are two parishes bearing the name of St. Just. One forms the eastern shore of Falmouth harbour, and is distinguished as St. Just in Rôs or Rosland. The other, St. Just in Penwith, has its shores washed by the Atlantic Ocean, forming the north-western extremity of the county, and is the subject of the following pages. This parish is parallel with the Land's End, and seven miles west of Penzance. It extends along the coast from seven to eight miles in length, and is from two to three miles wide. It is separated from the adjoining parishes of St. Buryan and Sancreed by a high ridge of barren hills which
lope gradually towards the rocky cliffs of the sea. These cliffs, though not very high, are precipitous, craggy, and picturesque, and unapproachable even by small vessels, excepting in very fine weather, and with an off-shore wind, the tides running strong and producing much surf. The area of this parish may be about 7,000 acres ; a great proportion is uncultivated common, yielding but a scanty subsistence to a few scattered and half-starved sheep, many of them black, and