Place:Tuckingmill, Cornwall, England

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NameTuckingmill
TypeParish
Coordinates50.233°N 5.283°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Redruth Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1934
Camborne-Redruth, Cornwall, Englandurban district of which it was part 1934-1974
Illogan, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which it was a part until 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tuckingmill (Cornish: Talgarrek, meaning "hill-brow of a rock") is a village in Cornwall, England.

The [ecclesiastical] parish of Tuckingmill was constituted in 1845 and it covers 1,300 acres (5.3 km2). It was carved out of a western section of the parish of Illogan and an easterly section of Camborne parish. Tucking Mill (Cornish: Melyn Droghya, from the verb troghya) was the Cornish term for a fulling mill which was where homespun cloth was dipped, cleansed and dressed. There is a mention of a fulling mill in this region as early as 1250. During the nineteenth century Tuckingmill was at the heart of Cornish [mining] industry.

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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.

See also sources for Illogan, Camborne and Camborne-Redruth.

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