Place:Grampound, Cornwall, England

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NameGrampound
TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates50.2984°N 4.8998°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Grampound is a village in Cornwall, England. It is at an ancient crossing point of the River Fal and today is on the A390 road 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of St. Austell and 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of Truro.

Grampound with Creed is now the civil parish of which the village of Grampound and the village of Creed are the main settlements. Prior to 1974, part of Grampound was in the parish of Creed and part was in the parish of Probus.

The name Grampound comes from the Norman French: grand (great), pont (bridge), referring to the bridge over the River Fal, with its spelling varying over the last 600 years following the name Ponsmur (Cornish) which was recorded in 1308. The population of Grampound with Creed was 654 in the 2011 UK census.

Grampound was part of the St. Austell Rural District from 1894 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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