Place:Stoke-Climsland, Cornwall, England

Alt namesStoke Climslandsource: Wikipedia
Stokeclimslandsource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.548°N 4.316°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
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

Stoke-Climsland is a village and civil parish in the valley of the River Tamar in Cornwall, England. The manor of Climsland was one of the seventeen Antiqua maneria of the Duchy of Cornwall.

The present church building is 15th century, with north and south aisles and a west tower. The tower is of granite and the wagon roofs are medieval. At Horse Bridge on the road to Tavistock is a fine bridge of seven arches (built in 1437). At Whiteford Sir John Call built Whiteford House, a Georgian mansion in 1775 but it no longer exists: the stables and a garden temple remain and a few fragments have been reused in a house nearby. The post office, opened in 1839, is the oldest in the United Kingdom.

Stoke-Climsland was part of the Launceston Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

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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