Place:Tywardreath, Cornwall, England

Alt namesTiwardraisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 62
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.367°N 4.683°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Austell Rural, Cornwall, England|rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Fowey, Cornwall, Englandabsorbed a section in 1913
St. Austell, Cornwall, Englandabsorbed a section in 1934
St. Austell Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tywardreath (Cornish: Ti War Dreth, meaning manorial centre on a beach) is a small hilltop village and former civil parish in southern Cornwall, England about 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Fowey. It is located in a sheltered spot overlooking a silted up estuary opposite Par and near the beach of Par Sands. It sits on the The Saints' Way, a long-distance footpath.

Within the parish is the village of Par and the historic estate of Menabilly, long the seat of the Rashleigh family, in 1873 the largest landowners in Cornwall.

Tywardreath was part of the St. Austell Rural District from 1894 until 1934, although a section was absorbed by Fowey in 1913. In 1934 a further section was absorbed by St. Austell Urban District. With the nationwide municipal reorganization that occurred in 1974, the name of the parish was changed to Tywardreath and Par which had a population of 3,161 in the 2001 UK census.

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