Place:North Tamerton, Cornwall, England

NameNorth Tamerton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.7498°N 4.3945°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoStratton Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stratton Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

North Tamerton (Cornish: Tre war Damer) is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, England. The village is situated approximately eight miles (13 km) southeast of Bude and eight miles (13 km) north of Launceston.

North Tamerton is a thinly populated rural parish and was in the District of Stratton from 1974 until 2009. (Cornwall is now a unitary authority.) It is bounded to the east by the River Tamar which delineates Cornwall's border with Devon, but the border extends across the river making North Tamerton the only parish in Cornwall which extends east across the Tamar. North Tamerton is the only village in the parish, the other settlements being farmsteads and hamlets.

The name Tamerton derives from 'estate on the Tamar'. To the west, the parish is bounded by the Cornish parishes of Whitstone and Week-St. Mary. The population at the 2001 census was 288.

North Tamerton was part of the Stratton Hundred of Cornwall and in Stratton Rural District between 1894 and 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article North Tamerton.

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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