Place:Mousehole, Cornwall, England

Alt namesPorthynyssource: Wikipedia
Coordinates50.083°N 5.54°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPaul, Cornwall, Englandparish in which it is located until 1934
Penzance, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which it is now a part
Penwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Mousehole (Cornish: Porthenys) is a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is situated approximately 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) south of Penzance on the shore of Mount's Bay. An islet called St Clement's Isle lies 400 yards offshore from the harbour entrance.

Since 1934 the village is in the civil parish of Penzance. Prior to 1934 it was part of the civil parish and urban district of Paul.

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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