Place:Crantock, Cornwall, England

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NameCrantock
Alt namesLangorochsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 59
Langorrocsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 59
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.401°N 5.111°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Columb Major Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Newquay, Cornwall, Englandurban district in which the majority of the parish was located 1934-1974
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which a smaller portion of the parish was located 1934-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Crantock (Cornish: Lanngorrow) is a coastal civil parish and a village in Cornwall, England. The village is approximately two miles (3 km) southwest of Newquay.

Crantock dates back to 460 AD when a group of Irish hermits founded an oratory there. The village lies to the south of the River Gannel which forms a natural boundary between the parishes of Newquay and Crantock. The River Gannel is tidal and ferries operate on a seasonal basis from Fern Pit to Crantock Beach. The River Gannel runs along Crantock Beach and joins the Atlantic Ocean. The village can be reached from the A3075 road via the junction at Trevemper. The hamlets of Treninnick and West Pentire are in the parish.

Local Administration

During the period 1894-1934 Crantock was separated into two civil parishes: Crantock Urban and Crantock Rural. Both were created from the original Crantock Civil Parish. In 1902 Crantock Rural was reduced in size to enlarge Newquay Civil Parish. In 1934 it was abolished and split between the civil parishes of Cubert and Newquay. Crantock Urban Civil Parish was completely absorbed into Newquay in 1934.

Both parts of Crantock were located in St. Columb Major Rural District from 1894 until 1934. After 1934 the majority of the area was in Newquay Urban District but the part of Crantock Rural absorbed into Cubert Civil Parish became part of Truro Rural District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Crantock.

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