Place:St. Michael-Carhayes, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Michael-Carhayes
Alt namesSt Michael Caerhayssource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.243°N 4.858°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Michael-Carhayes (Cornish: Lannvihal) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. It is often spelled St Michael Caerhays and both spellings lead here. The village is about seven miles (11 km) south-southwest of St. Austell.

The ecclesiastical parish was a chapelry of St Stephen-in-Brannel until 1832. From the 16th century the Rectors of St Stephen resided here so the church of St Michael came to be regarded as the mother church. The church is Norman but the Lady Chapel was added in the 15th century by the Trevanions and it contains their monuments. Their home was on the site of Caerhayes Castle.

Caerhays Castle, a picturesque castellated mansion, is situated half-a-mile south of the village and was built by John Nash for J. B. Trevanion in 1808.

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.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at St Michael Caerhays. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.