|Alt names||Lanteglos-by-Camelford||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Type||Town, Civil parish|
|Located in||Cornwall, England|
|See also||Lesnewth Hundred, Cornwall, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Camelford Rural, Cornwall, England||rural district of which it was a part 1934-1974|
|Camelford Registration District, Cornwall, England||registration district of which it was part 1837-1995|
|Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall, England||ecclesiastical parish in which it was situated|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Camelford is a town and civil parish in north Cornwall, England, situated in the River Camel valley northwest of Bodmin Moor. The town is approximately ten miles (16 km) north of Bodmin and is governed by Camelford Town Council. Until 1974, the town was the administrative headquarters of Camelford Rural District. Camelford did not become a civil parish until 1934. For this reason all 19th century records and early 20th century are filed under the ecclesiastical parish of Lanteglos-by-Camelford.
Lanteglos-by-Camelford is the ecclesiastical parish in which the town is situated (and should not be confused with Lanteglos-by-Fowey on the English Channel coast).
The two main industrial enterprises in the area are the slate quarry at Delabole and the cheese factory at Davidstow but there is a small industrial estate at Highfield.
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
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- 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.
Categories: Cornwall, England | Lesnewth Hundred, Cornwall, England | Camelford Rural, Cornwall, England | Camelford, Cornwall, England | Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall, England | Camelford Registration District, Cornwall, England