- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Marhamchurch (Cornish: Eglosvarwenn) is a civil parish and village in northeastern Cornwall, England. Marhamchurch village is situated 1-1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) south of Bude off the A39 road.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Marhamchurch from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "MARHAM-CHURCH, a village and a parish in Stratton district, Cornwall. The village stands near the Bude canal, 1¾ mile from the coast, 2 SSW of Stratton, and 14½ NW by N of Launceston [railway] station; was known, at Domesday, as Maromcerch; and has a post office under Stratton, Cornwall, and fairs on the Wednesday after 25 March and on 12 Aug. The parish extends to the coast; and comprises 2,645 acres of land, and 75 of water. Real property: £3,296. Population: 581. Houses: 124. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the Earl of Mortaigne; and passed to the Pynes, the Rolles, the Trefusis, and others. An inclined plane of the Bude canal, worked by a water-wheel, is in the parish; and there is an iron foundry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £344. Patrons, Messrs. Maxwell. The church is ancient but good, has a tower, and contains some old monuments. There are chapels for Wesleyans, Bible Christians, and United Free Methodists, and a parochial school."
Marhamchurch was part of the Stratton Hundred of Cornwall and in Stratton Rural District between 1894 and 1974.
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
- organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
- excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
- 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.