Parish Details for Marazion
Marazion is situated on the south-west coast of Cornwall directly opposite St Michael's Mount. The parish was created in 1813 from St Hilary parish. The town of Marazion is situated on the shore of Mount's Bay. This town can claim to be the oldest town in Britain and was called Ictis by the Romans in 1170. It is possible to walk or take a ferry, depending upon the tide, to St Michael's Mount which is the island home of the St Aubyn family. For records prior to 1813, see St HILARY.