Place:Talland, Cornwall, England

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NameTalland
TypeCivil parish, Hamlet
Coordinates50.333°N 4.483°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoWest Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Lansallos, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which it has been part since 1934
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

Talland (Cornish: Tallan) has been, since 1934, a hamlet and ecclesiastical parish between Looe and Polperro on the south coast of Cornwall, England (the parish includes most of the village of Polperro where there is a chapel of ease. Formerly it also included the town of West Looe). It is now in the civil parish of Lansallos and consists of a church, the former vicarage and a few houses.

Talland was a civil parish from 1866 until 1934 when it was abolished and became mostly part of Lansallos parish with sections going to the newly designated Looe Civil Parish. Prior to 1934 it had been part of the Liskeard Rural District from 1894.

An important source for the history is Jonathan Couch's History of Polperro, (1871), issued after his death by his son, T. Q. Couch and abridgements of it have been issued many times since: see History of Polperro

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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