Place:Newlyn, Cornwall, England

Alt namesLulynnsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates50.1°N 5.542°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Paul, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish in which part was located
Penzance, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish for the whole town since 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two Newlyns in Cornwall. The other is usually known as Newlyn East or St Newlyn East in Wikipedia.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Newlyn (Cornish: Lulyn) is a town and fishing port in southwest Cornwall, England.

Newlyn forms a conurbation with the neighbouring town of Penzance and is part of Penzance civil parish, and is the southernmost town on the British mainland (though not the most southerly settlement). In the 19th century it was considered to be part of Paul parish. The principal industry in Newlyn is fishing.

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

"NEWLYN, a sea-port village in Paul parish, and a chapelry partly also in Madron parish, Cornwall. The village stands on Mounts bay, under Paul hill, ¾ of a mile S W of Penzance [railway] station; was burnt by the Spaniards in 1595; consists chiefly of one street nearly ½ a mile long, with several deflecting alleys; carries on extensive fisheries, with about 300 boats; is notable for malodour of fish-refuse and cottage-dunghills; and has a post-office under Penzance, an inn, and a large brewery. A small harbour, with a pier, admits vessels of 100 tons; and a new harbour was projected in the latter part of 1865, to comprise two piers inclosing and protecting a water-area of about 80 acres, to have a depth of 15 feet at low-water spring tides at the pier-heads, and to be constructed at a cost of £50,000. The chapelry was constituted in 1848. Population in 1861: 3,086. Houses: 678. Population of the Paul portion: 2,904. Houses, 642. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £130. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans."

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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