Place:Newquay, Cornwall, England

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NameNewquay
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates50.417°N 5.067°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, Englandparish of which it was originally part
St. Columb Major Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Newquay (Cornish: Tewynblustri) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Bodmin and 12 miles (19 km) north of Truro.

The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded.

In 2001, the census recorded a permanent population of 19,562.

Newquay was an urban district from 1894 until 1974. In 1934 it was enlarged by the abolition of St. Columb Major Rural District when it absorbed parts of the civil parishes of Crantock Rural, St. Mawgan, and St. Columb Minor, a total of 3734 acres. Prior to this it had absorbed the civil parish of Crantock Urban.

Prior to 1894 the village of Newquay was located in St. Columb Minor parish. Thus, all ecclesiastical and civil parish sources for the 19th century and earlier will be found under St. Columb Minor.

(Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Newquay.

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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