Place:Crowan, Cornwall, England

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NameCrowan
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.163°N 5.294°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Helston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Kerrier Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Helston Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
Kerrier Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Crowan (Cornish: Egloskrewen) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is about three-and-a-half miles (6 km) south of Camborne. The River Hayle rises near Crowan and flows through the village and the railway branch to Helston passed nearby.

The parish had a population of 2,375 according to the 2001 UK census. Crowan Churchtown is not the largest settlement; there are villages at Praze-An-Beeble, Nancegollan, and Leedstown and hamlets at Black Rock and Bolitho. The settlements of Carzise, Clowance Wood, Drym, Fraddam, Gwinear Downs, Horsedowns, Nine Maidens Downs, Noonvares, Paul's Green, Releath, Townshend and Tremayne (Crowan) are also in the parish and have been redirected here.

Crowan was part of the Helston Rural District from 1894 until 1934 and part of the Kerrier Rural District from 1934 until 1974.

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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