Place:Lamorran, Cornwall, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates50.2416°N 4.9746°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
St. Michael-Penkevil, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1934
Truro Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1934
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Lamorran is located 3 1⁄2 miles (5.6 km) southwest of Truro. It is now part of the ecclesiastical parish of Lamorran and Merther which was formed in 1900.

The naval commander Robert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811) was born at Lamorran: he had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Navy and died at sea on the coast of Denmark.

Lamorran was part of the Truro Rural District from 1894 until 1934. In 1934 the civil parish was abolished to enlarge the parish of St. Michael-Penkevil. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time) Lamorran is visible on this map of 1900 from A Vision of Britain through Time.

19th century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Lamorran from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LAMORRAN, a parish in Truro district, Cornwall; on a creek of its own name, in the upper part of the Falmouth estuary, 4½ miles SE of Truro [railway] station. Post-town, Tregony, under Grampound, Cornwall. Acres: 1,234. Real property: £1,041. Population: 92. Houses: 14. The manor belonged to the Haleps; and passed through the Molesworths and others, to the Boscawens. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £193. Patron, Viscount Falmouth. The church is ancient: has an ivied tower, still more ancient: was restored in 1854; and has a painted window of 1858. An ancient granite cross is near it. Charities £5."

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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