Place:Cuby, Cornwall, England

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NameCuby
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.271°N 4.892°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Tregony, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which Cuby was part
Cuby-with-Tregony, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Cuby (Cornish: Sen Kubi) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England, situated approximately 7 miles (12 km) south-west of St. Austell.

Cornelly parish was united with Cuby in 1934.

Tregony was at the head of a navigable channel in medieval times but the River Fal became badly silted due to tin streaming and its sea-borne trade went to Truro.

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19th-century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Cuby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CUBY, a parish in Truro district, Cornwall; including part of Tregony town, 3 miles S of Grampound-road [railway] station. Post town, Tregony, under Grampound, Cornwall. Acres: 2,300. Real property: £2,847. Population: 139. Houses: 27. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Pomeroys; and some vestiges of a castle of theirs, built in the time of Richard I., are in Tregony. The rocks include mica slate; and there is a carved holy well. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Tregony, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is ancient."

According to A Vision of Britain through Time Cuby chapelry and civil parish was always part of Tregony parish and Tregony was enlarged when Cornelly parish was abolished in 1934. All three parishes were in [[Place:Truro Rural, Cornwall, England|Truro Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

See also Tregony and Cornelly.

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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