Place:Pillaton, Cornwall, England

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NamePillaton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.456°N 4.303°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Germans Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Note: There is also a place named Pillaton in Staffordshire.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Pillaton (Cornish: Trebeulyow) is a village and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, England.

The parish extends to approximately 4.6 square miles, (1,177 hectares). It is bounded by the parishes of St. Mellion and St. Dominick to the north, the River Lynher to the west, Botus Fleming to the south and Landulph to the east. The population in 2011 was 435 of which 366 were on the electoral register. About 70 per cent of the people live in the village itself. Land use in the parish is dominated by farming, although less than 10 per cent of resident workers are employed in this industry. The majority of residents work outside the parish, and Pillaton is effectively a dormitory village for people employed in Plymouth and South East Cornwall.

Pillaton was part of the East Hundred of Cornwall and in St. Germans Rural District between 1894 and 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.