Place:Philleigh, Cornwall, England

Alt namesFilleysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.216°N 4.985°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Truro Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Philleigh (Cornish: Eglosros) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England; one of the four in the Roseland Peninsula.

The Manor of Eglosrose is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the remainder of the parish was in the episcopal Manor of Tregear. The parish church is dedicated to St Fili or Filius. The church has a west tower, a north transept and a south aisle; the aisle arcade has seven bays and is of white granite on circular piers. The font is octagonal and dates from the 13th century.

The remains of the mansion of the Arundells are at Talverne: associated with it were two medieval chapels, mentioned in 1384. Tolverne Cottage, within the civil parish, was used as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings in World War II.

Philleigh was located in the Powder Hundred and was part of the Truro Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

19th Century Description

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

"PHILLEIGH, or Filley, a parish in Truro district, Cornwall; on the river Fal, 5 miles S S E of Truro [railway] station. Post-town, Grampound, Cornwall. Acres: 2,392; of which 15 are water. Real property: £2,475. Population: 363. Houses: 69. The property is divided among a few...."

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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