Place:Poundstock, Cornwall, England

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NamePoundstock
Alt namesPodestotsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 60
Pondestochsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 61
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.767°N 4.55°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoLesnewth Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stratton Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Poundstock (Cornish: Tregorlann) is a civil parish and a hamlet on the north coast of Cornwall, England. The hamlet is situated four miles (6.5 km) south of Bude and half-a-mile west of the A39 trunk road about one mile from the coast.

Poundstock civil parish was in the Registration District of Stratton 1974-2009. It is bounded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean; to the north by Marhamchurch parish, to the east by Week-St. Mary parish, and to the south by the parishes of Jacobstow and St. Gennys. The population of the parish in the 2001 census was 805.

According to A Vision of Britain through Time, Poundstock was part of the Lesnewth Hundred of Cornwall and in Stratton 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.
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