St. Ives. 1. A quaint old town on the N. coast of Cornwall, 8 miles N.N.E. of Penzance. The pier was built by Smeaton in 1770. Most of the inhabitants are engaged in the pilchard-fisheries. 2. An ancient town of Huntingdonshire, on the Ouse, 5 miles E. of Huntingdon. The church of St. James is an interesting Norman and Early English edifice. The Onse is here crossed by a beautiful bridge, built by the abbots of Ramsey. Oliver Cromwell resided at Slepe Hall.