THE PARISH OF VERYAN AND THE VILLAGE OF VERYAN GREEN
This is the ancestral area where my Thompson's came from. Veryan is a Cornish civil parish and a village on the Roseland
Peninsula in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The main settlements are at Veryan Churchtown, Veryan Green, Portloe and the smaller
hamlets of Trewartha, Treviskey, Carne and Camels. The parish itself is situated along 1.5 miles of coast with sandy beaches,
notably Carne and Pendower.
Veryan Green is a small quaint village, a little off the beaten path on the road to Falmouth. Its main claim to fame are the unusual
five thatched round houses, built by Parson Trist in the years between 1815 and 1818. The Reverend Trist, who was a major
landowner in the parish, perhaps thought they would make a decorative improvement to the appearance of his village. The
estimated cost in 1810, when the design was proposed, was £42. The circular design might not seem particularly well suited to
comfortable living but they were first described as “labourer's cottages”. Given the date of their construction, the popular story that
they were round to eliminate corners in which the Devil could hide is very unlikely to be true.