Place:St. Columb Major, Cornwall, England

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NameSt. Columb Major
Alt namesSaint Columb Majorsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sen Kolomm Veursource: Wikipedia
St. Columb Majorsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. Columb-Majorsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates50.433°N 5.05°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Columb Major Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
St. Columb Major Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

St Columb Major is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Often referred to locally as St Columb, it is situated approximately seven miles (11 km) southwest of Wadebridge and six miles (10 km) east of Newquay

The designation Major distinguishes it from the smaller settlement and parish of St Columb Minor on the coast.

From 1894 until 1834 St. Columb Major was a civil parish in St. Columb Major Rural District. The District was abolished in 1934 and the larger part was tranferred to St. Austell Rural District including the civil parishes of St. Columb Major and St. Columb Minor. In 1974 rural districts were abolished throughout Cornwall and replaced by larger Districts. The Restormel District covered the St. Austell area. These districts were replaced by a unitary authority for the whole of Cornwall in 2009.

Settlements

Besides the town of St. Columb Major, there are numerous villages and hamlets in the parish, including Talskiddy and Gluvian in the north, Ruthvoes (southeast), Trebudannon (south), Tregaswith (southwest), Tregatillian (east) and a large number of smaller farming settlements and isolated dwellings. There are also Halloon, Lanhizey, Rosedinnick, Tregamere, Trekenning, Trevarron, Trevolgas and Trugo.

Church history

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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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