Place:St. Stephen's by Saltash, Cornwall, England

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NameSt. Stephen's by Saltash
TypeParish
Coordinates50.4036°N 4.2294°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoRoborough Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred in which St. Stephens by Saltash was located
St. Germans Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1934
Saltash, Cornwall, Englandmunicipal borough of which it became part in 1934
St. Germans Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1934
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of St. Stephens from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"STEPHEN'S (St.)-by-Saltash, a parish in St. Germans district, Cornwall; on the Hamoaze, and on the West Cornwall railway, around Saltash town and [railway] station. Post town: Saltash, Cornwall. Acres: 6,901; of which 1,200 are water. Real property: £13,300; of which £3,759 are in Saltash. Population in 1851: 2,998; in 1861: 3,287, of whom 1,900 were in Saltash. Houses: 567. Trematon Castle belongs to the Duke of Cornwall; and Ince Castle, now a farmhouse, was a seat of the Earl of Devon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £139. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The [perpetual] curacy of Saltash is a separate benefice. Charities, £79."
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The parish church of Saltash was, until 1881, at St. Stephens by Saltash, one mile from the town. Though of earlier foundation, the structure of the building is largely 15th century: there are two aisles and the tower is west of the north aisle.

According to Google Earth, St. Stephens by Saltash is now well within the town of Saltash. From 1894 until 1934 it was a civil parish within St. Germans Rural District. In 1934 it became part of Saltash Municipal Borough.

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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.

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  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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