Place:St. Ive (near Liskeard), Cornwall, England

NameSt. Ive (near Liskeard)
TypeParish
Coordinates50.4798°N 4.3839°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast 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


St. Ive (pronounced Eev) is a rural parish at the eastern end of Cornwall near the town of Liskeard, and should not be confused with the much larger town of St. Ives at the western end of Cornwall.

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St. Ive (Cornish: Sen Iv) is a village and civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England. The village is split into four parts: St Ive Church End, St Ive Cross, St Ive Keason and St Ive Parkfield. The population of the parish was 2,121 in the 2001 UK census.

The parish used to be a large rural area of rolling landscape with wooded valleys and the population was sparse with the largest village being St Ive itself, sited on the A390. The hamlet of Woolston lies to the northwest of St Ive and Pensilva lies on the border with Linkinhorne and St. Cleer parishes. The demography of the parish was radically altered with the mid-Victorian mining boom centred around Caradon Hill. South Caradon Mine situated just over the parish border was at one time the largest and most prosperous copper mine in the world.

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, politician and sociologist, and his sister Emily Hobhouse, the social activist, were both born in St Ive.

St. Ive 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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