Place:South Petherwin, Cornwall, England

NameSouth Petherwin
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.612°N 4.39°W
Located inCornwall, England     ( - 1894)
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Launceston, Cornwall, Englandtown to which it is adjacent
Launceston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Launceston 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

South Petherwin (Cornish: Paderwynn Dheghow) is a village and civil parish in the east of Cornwall, England. The civil parish is bounded to the north by the Launceston parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Mary Magdalene, to the east by Lawhitton and Lezant parishes and to the west by Trewen parish. The population of the parish in the 2001 census was 932.

South Petherwin village is situated 3 miles (5 km) south-southwest of the town of Launceston on the road from Launceston to Liskeard. The parish church is dedicated to St Paternus and its tower has pinnacles and battlements and houses a ring of five bells.

In the 19th century South Petherwin was part of Launceston Poor Law Union and Registration District. In 1894 when urban and rural districts were introduced, it was split into two sections with South Petherwin Urban becoming a part of Launceston, and South Petherwin Rural Civil Parish joining the Launceston Rural District.

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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