Place:Lanreath, Cornwall, England

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NameLanreath
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.384°N 4.56°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoWest Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Liskeard Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lanreath is a civil parish and a village in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated five miles (8 km) west-northwest of Looe. The name Lanreath (pronounced Lanreth) means 'church (Lann) of Raydhogh' and it has been known variously as Lanreythow, Lanrathew, or Lanrethou. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Lanredoch.

Lanreath parish is entirely rural in character; apart from scattered farmsteads, the only two settlements are the hamlet of Bocaddon and Lanreath village. The parish is bordered to the west by Boconnoc and St Veep parishes, to the south by Pelynt parish, to the east by Duloe parish, and to the north by St Pinnock parish.

The former Lanreath primary school closed in 2007 with a roll of only 11 pupils. A BBC documentary, Power to the People, was broadcast about the plight of rural villages and the closure of Lanreath CE Primary School.

Lanreath has a small museum, the Lanreath Farm and Folk Museum which has preserved artefacts illustrating the everyday life of the people of the district in earlier times. From small beginnings in the 1960s the Facey family have enlarged the museum to the present varied range of exhibits.

Lanreath was part of the Liskeard 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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