MARKET TOWNS OF CORNWALL (from SDUK Penny Cyclopedia)
Tregony in 1837
Tregony is a borough, in the parish of Cuby, in the hundred of Powder, on the left or east bank of the river Fal, 251 miles from London, through Tavistock, Liskeard, and St. Austell. This town was formerly of some consequence, but it began to decay as Truro began to flourish. The houses are chiefly arranged in one long street on the side of a hill sloping down to the Fal, over which there is a bridge. The number of houses in 1831 was 234 : the number of inhabitants was 1,127 in the borough, or 1,282 in the whole parish. The parish church of Cuby is in the upper part of the town. The market is on Saturday. The corporation of Tregony consists of a mayor, recorder, and seven or eight capital burgesses. The borough is said to have sent members to parliament in the time of Edward I ; but if this, which is doubtful, be admitted, it appears that the franchise was disused till the reign of Queen Elizabeth. From that time two were returned until the borough was disfranchised by the Reform Act. Tregony is considered to have been a Roman station, Cenium or Vuluba. There was a castle of the Pomeroys at Tregony, of which there are now no remains.
The living of Cuby is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Tregony, the church of which, dedicated to St James, was in old Tregony, and was partly standing in the last century : their joint value is £311 ; in the gift of J. A. Gordon, Esq. : in the diocese of Exeter and archdeaconry of Cornwall.