Place:St. Levan, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Levan
Alt namesLevansource: Family History Library Catalog|
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.041°N 5.662°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
West Penwith Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Penzance Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Levan (Cornish: Selevan) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. The village is about eight miles (12.7 km) south west of Penzance.

The parish encompasses the settlements of St. Levan, Trethewey, Treen (the chief village), and Porthcurno and shares boundaries with the parishes of Sennen in the north-west, St. Buryan in the north-east (with which it has close ties) and is bounded by the sea in the south. It was at one point part of St. Buryan parish. The parish comprises 2,402 acres (10 km2) of land, 3 acres (12,000 m2) of water and 31 acres (130,000 m2) of foreshore.

St. Levan was part of the West Penwith Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

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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