Place:St. Ewe, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Ewe
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.28°N 4.839°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which a section was a part 1894-1974
St. Austell, Cornwall, Englandurban district of which a section was a part 1934-1974
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Ewe (Cornish: Lannewa) is a village and civil parish in the middle of Cornwall, England. The village is situated approximately five miles (8 km) southwest of St. Austell. In the hamlet of Tucoyse there was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, and there were formerly Bible Christian chapels at Polmassick, Paramore, Kestle and Lower Sticker.

The Heligan estate is located at the eastern edge of the parish of St Ewe, overlooking the small port of Mevagissey. The long-term home of the Tremayne family, the estate is now best known as the location of the Lost Gardens of Heligan a recently restored Victorian garden.

St. Ewe was part of the St. Austell Rural District from 1894 until 1934. In 1934 part of the parish was absorbed into St. Austell Urban District and the remainder stayed in the 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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