Place:St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Columb Minor
Alt namesSt. Columb-Minor
St Columb Minor
St Columb-Minor
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.417°N 5.05°W
Located inCornwall, England     ( - 1974)
See alsoPyder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Columb Major Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
St. Columb Major Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1936
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1936-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Columb Minor (Cornish: Colom) is a village on the north coast of Cornwall, England. The shortened term of "St. Columb" by default refers to the nearby St. Columb Major.

At one time St. Columb Minor was the main settlement in the area, but it has now been encroached upon by its larger neighbour Newquay. As a civil parish St. Columb Minor was absorbed into Newquay in 1974, but it continues to be an ecclesiastical parish.

During the years 1894-1934 the parish was separated into St. Columb Minor Rural and St. Columb Minor Urban. Both were within St. Columb Major Rural District. The District was abolished in 1934 and the larger part was tranferred to St. Austell Rural District including the civil parishes of St. Columb Major and St. Columb Minor. In 1974 rural districts were abolished throughout Cornwall and replaced by larger Districts. The Restormel District covered the St. Austell area. These districts were replaced by a unitary authority for the whole of Cornwall in 2009.

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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