Place:St. Dominick, Cornwall, England

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NameSt. Dominick
Alt namesSt. Dominicsource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.488°N 4.255°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
St. Germans 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
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St Dominick (Cornish: Sen Domynek) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. The village is situated 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) east of Callington and five miles (8 km) north of Saltash. The population of the parish was 833 in the 2001 census.

"St Dominick" is the historic spelling but this is gradually changing to drop the letter 'k'. It is still spelt with the 'k' on Ordnance Survey mapping but Cornwall Council spells the parish name without the 'k'.

St Dominick parish is bounded by Calstock parish to the north, by the River Tamar and the border with Devon to the east, by St. Mellion parish to the south and by Callington parish to the west.

The parish was part of the East Hundred of Cornwall. It was located in Liskeard Rural District between 1894 and 1934 and in St. Germans Rural District between 1934 and 1974.

The ecclesiastical parish is named after a female saint, St Dominica, and is in the Deanery and Hundred of East. Historic birth and death registers are in Liskeard and marriage registers are in St. Germans.

The parish church is dedicated to St Dominica and has two aisles. The south aisle is the earlier of the two; the tower (of the 13th century) is of an unusual design.

As well as the church town the parish settlements include Burraton, Bohetheric (also known as Etheric), and Halton Quay. A National Trust house, Cotehele, lies north of St Dominic.


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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