Place:Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.538°N 4.3723°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Liskeard Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Linkinhorne (in Cornish Lanngynhorn) is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England. The village itself is approximately four miles (6.5 km) northwest of Callington and seven miles (11 km) south of Launceston.

As well as Linkinhorne itself, other settlements in the parish include Bray Shop, Caradon, Downgate, Henwood, Ley Mill, Minions, Plushabridge, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross.

The area is bordered by the River Inny in the north-east and River Inny to the west. The valley of the River Lynher runs through the parish. Linkinhorne parish is within the Deanery and Hundred of East and is bounded on the north by North Hill and Lezant, on the east by Stoke-Climsland and South Hill, on the south and west by St. Ive and St. Cleer. The name Linkinhorne means church site (Lann) of Kenhoarn. In the Domesday Book, the manor is referred to as Resleston (town by the ford) (or Rillaton).

The parish is largely rural but west of the B3254 road from Launceston to Liskeard, the parish includes part of Caradon Hill, once an industrialised mining area.

Linkinhorne was part of the Liskeard 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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