Place:Treverbyn, Cornwall, England

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NameTreverbyn
TypeParish
Coordinates50.3688°N 4.7849°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it would have been was located
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
St. Austell, Cornwall, Englandurban district of which it was a part 1934-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Treverbyn is a civil parish and village in the middle of Cornwall, England.

The church of St Peter is modern as the medieval chapel was closed at the time of the Reformation. The parish was formed from part of St. Austell [ecclesiastical] parish in 1847. Treverbyn parish includes the villages of Treverbyn, Stenalees, Penwithick, Bugle (the largest of these), Rescorla, Kerrow Moor, Carthew, Ruddlemoor, Bowling Green, Resugga Green, Scredda and parts of Trethurgy.

The area was once the site of tin and copper mines but during the 19th century extensive china clay works were established including one of the largest at Carclaze.

Treverbyn is not listed in A Vision of Britain through Time as one of the civil parishes of St. Austell Rural District. However, this map indicates that the area was part of the civil parish of St. Austell Rural Parish within the rural district. St. Austell Rural Parish was absorbed into St. Austell Urban District in 1934. Following the municipal reorganization of Cornwall of 1974, it was again made a civil parish.

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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.

  • 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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