Place:St. Winnow, Cornwall, England

NameSt. Winnow
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.382°N 4.659°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoWest Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bodmin Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district into which part was transferred 1934-1974
Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Englandmunicipal borough which absorbed part of the parish in 1934
Liskeard Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Winnow (Cornish: Sen Gwynnek) is a civil parish situated in Cornwall, England. Its name may be connected with either that of Saint Winnoc or Saint Winwaloe. It had a population of 304 in the UK census of 2001. The parish also includes the hamlet of St. Nighton.

The church town is on the east bank of the River Fowey south of Lostwithiel. Part of the village of Lerrin (see the neighbouring parish of St. Veep) lies within the parish and also the chapelry of St. Nectan.

From 1894 until 1934 St. Winnow was part of the Bodmin Rural District which was abolished in 1934. In 1934 it was split with part being absorbed by Lostwithiel Municipal Borough and the remainder transferred to the Liskeard 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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