Place:Stithians, Cornwall, England

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NameStithians
Alt namesSt Stythianssource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.187°N 5.175°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoKerrier Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Redruth Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Kerrier Rural, Cornwall, England|rural district in which it was located 1934-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stithians (Cornish: Stedhyans), also known as St. Stythians, is a village and civil parish in Cornwall in England. It lies in the middle of the triangle bounded by Redruth, Helston and Falmouth. Its population (2001) is 2,004.

The parish is mainly agricultural, lying south of the Gwennap mining area and north of the quarrying areas of Rame and Longdowns. The River Kennall runs through the parish: in the 19th century, this river worked a flour mill and a number of gunpowder mills, machinery at a foundry, and a paper mill.

The former ecclesiastical parish of Carnmenellis is now merged with Stithians parish.

Stithians was a civil parish in the Redruth Rural District from 1894 until 1934 and in Kerrier Rural District from 1934 until 1974. Rural districts were abolished in 1974 and Cornwall is now a unitary authority.

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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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