Place:Breage, Cornwall, England

NameBreage
Alt namesSt. Breagesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.109°N 5.3329°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoKerrier 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 which absorbed part of the parish 1934-1974
Helston, Cornwall, Englandmunicipal borough which absorbed part of the parish 1934-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Breage (Cornish: Eglosbrek) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England . The village is three miles (5 km) west of the town of Helston. Breage is named after Saint Breaca, a missionary from Ireland (to whom the 15th-century church is dedicated).

Breage was part of the Helston Rural District from 1894 until 1934. In 1934 it was split between Helston Municipal Borough and the Kerrier Rural District. There were no further changes until 1974.

The following hamlets are in the parish: Ashton, Broadlane, Carleen, Godolphin Cross, Gwedna, Hendra, Kenneggy, Millpool, Pengersick, Penhale Jakes, Polladras, Praa Sands, Rinsey, Rinsey Croft, Trenwheal, Trescowe, Tresoweshill, Trevena (Breage) and Trew. All are redirected here.

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 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 organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century plus excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes and reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960.
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