Place:Gunwalloe, Cornwall, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.0599°N 5.282°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 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
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Gunwalloe (Cornish: Gwynnwalow) is a coastal civil parish and a village in Cornwall, England. It is situated on the Lizard Peninsula three miles (5 km) south of Cornwall, EnglandHelston]] and partly contains The Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall.

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


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Gunwalloe may be said to be the first entry in the Domesday Book as the King's manor of Winnianton is the first entry for Cornwall. At the time of Domesday it was of great importance and the head manor in the hundred of Kerrier. The parish church was originally a manorial church of this manor but in the 13th century it became a chapelry of Breage. The church of Saint Winwaloe was rebuilt in the 14th to 15th century but the tower (a separate older building which belonged to the earlier church) is perhaps 13th century.

In Domesday Book there were in Winnianton 15 hides, land for 60 ploughs; the lord (King William) had 2 ploughs; 24 villagers, 41 freedmen, 33 smallholders, 14 serfs; half a sq league of woodland; of meadow; 8 sq leagues of pasture; three kinds of livestock, in total 145 beasts. 11 of the hides are held by the Count of Mortain and there is more arable and pasture and 13 more persons are recorded.

Common surnames in Gunwalloe Parish

According UK Censuses of the 19th century, the following surnames were prevalent in the parish:
Freeman, Lukies, Dale, Hendy, Oppy, Hocking, Cuttance, Mitchell, Harry, Rowe, Tippet, Lugg, Hodge, Cornish, Oats, Jewell, James, Hill, Williams, Bray, Jose, Basher, Brown, Caddy, Paull.

Research Tips

Above: Map from Wikimedia Commons produced by Andy F

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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