The name, Gunwalloe, is thought to come from old Cornish, meaning 'open land'.
Gunwalloe was the first community in Cornwall to be mentioned in the Domesday Book as a result of the King's Winnianton Manor (by Church Cove).
The Halzephron Inn dates back to 1468.
Parish of Gunwalloe, includes: "The village school was at Berepper where an average of 20 pupils attended in the 1880s. There were only a few commercial premises, at Berepper and Chyanvounder, namely a shop, the Ship Inn, and a Blacksmith. The other commercial ventures revolved mainly around farming."
A map of Gunwalloe, circa 1908. Interesting that Halzelphron was then known as Halsferran.
Some cool old pictures of Gunwalloe, from the Helston Museum.
Gunwalloe used to be part of the Penrose Estate. It was sold off in the early 1960s.