Place:Blisland, Cornwall, England

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NameBlisland
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.57°N 4.684°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoTrigg Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bodmin Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Wadebridge Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1968
Wadebridge and Padstow Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1968-1974
Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Blisland (Cornish: Blyslann) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is approximately five miles northeast of the town of Bodmin. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 565.

The parish is entirely rural in character, the northeast being moorland and the southwest lower lying farmland. The parish is bordered to the north by St. Breward parish; to the west by St. Mabyn and Helland parishes; to the south by Cardinham, Warleggan, and St. Neot parishes; and to the northeast by Altarnun parish.

The hamlets of Bradford, Keybridge, Merry Meeting, Pendrift, Tresarrett and Waterloo are in the parish.

Blisland was part of the Bodmin Rural District from 1894 until 1934 and located in Wadebridge Rural District from 1934 until 1968. In 1968 Wadebridge Rural District was expanded and became Wadebridge and Padstow Rural District from 1968 until 1974.

Research Tips

One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.

The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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