Place:St. Thomas-by-Launceston, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Thomas-by-Launceston
Alt namesSt Thomas the Apostlesource: Wikipedia
St Thomas-Streetsource: GENUKI
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.629°N 4.408°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Launceston, Cornwall, Englandtown to which it is adjacent
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Thomas-by-Launceston (Cornish: Sen Tommos Lannstefan), also known as St. Thomas the Apostle, was a civil parish in the east of Cornwall, England. It is centred on the village of Tregadillett (Cornish: Tregadylet) northwest of Launceston. The parish was bounded to the east by Launceston St. Mary Magdelene, to the south by South Petherwin, to the west by Trewen, and to the north by Egloskerry and St. Stephen's by Launceston.

In the 19th century the parish of St. Thomas-by-Launceston was part of Launceston Poor Law Union and Registration District. In 1889 it was split into rural and urban parts, with St. Thomas-by-Launceston Urban becoming a part of Launceston, and St. Thomas-by-Launceston Rural Civil Parish joining the Launceston Rural District. Thus the population in the 1891 census is given as 352 (urban) and 924 (rural).


"The parish of St Thomas, (Cornish: Sen Tommas), (often referred to as St Thomas the Apostle) is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and the Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by St Stephens, on the east by St Stephens and Launceston, on the south by South Petherwin, and on the west by Trewen and Egloskerry.
"In the 1841 and 1851 Censuses, the parish was split between the borough of Launceston and a rural part which, for some reason had always been known as St. Thomas Hamlet or St. Thomas Street (or both); however, it is a part of St Thomas-by-Launceston parish. This became an enumeration district in these early censuses, and it is in these that its inhabitants recorded their origins.
"St Thomas-by-Launceston is now a parish wholly within the borough of Launceston. This ancient town guarded the gateway to Cornwall in medieval times, being on the main northern route into the county. There is only one village in this parish and that is Tregadillet."

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