Penzance Battery (EN) / Gonnva Pennsans (KW)

Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

gonnva

Meaning: 
battery

gonn

Meaning: 
gun

-va

Meaning: 
place of (suffix)

Pennsans

Meaning: 
Penzance

penn

Meaning: 
head, end, top

sans

Meaning: 
holy
Elements notes: 
ECF: <gonnva> ‘battery’ {<gonn> ‘gun’ + <-va> ‘place’} + <Pennsans> place name – Penzance {<penn> ‘headland, head, end’ + <sans> ‘holy’}
Historic forms: 
Battery 1740 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 106) Penzance Battery Three 24 Pounders 1809 (Hewitt, John; 1809)