Calstock Cornwall Family History Guide

Church Street, Calstock
Church Street, Calstock

Calstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Berippa, Trewithan, Gunnislake, and Metherel.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Irvingite/Catholic Apostolic Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CALSTOCK, a village and a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall. The village stands on the river Tamar, near the Tavistock canal, 5½ miles WNW of Horrabridge r. station, and 6 SW of Tavistock; is a sub-port to Plymouth; and has a post office under Tavistock, and an inn. The parish comprises 6,133 acres. Real property, £14,233; of which £4,173 are in mines, £30 in quarries, and £50 in fisheries. Pop., 7,090. Houses, 1,377. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the duchy of Cornwall; Calstock House is an old mansion, the seat of the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe; and Harewood House is the seat of Sir W. Trelawny, Bart. Porphyritic elvan, called Roborough stone, is quarried; granite abounds; and tin, copper, manganese, and lead ores have been mined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £510. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is a granite structure, with a lofty pinnacled tower; and contains the vault of the Edgcumbes, and monuments to Pearse Edgcumbe and the Countess of Sandwich There is a Baptist chapel. Blackburn, Archbishop of York, was rector.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


People from Calstock who were declared bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Almond William, jun, Newbridge, Calstock, Cornwall, brewer, Jan. 23, 1821.

Bennetts Jonas and Nicholas Robins; Gunnislake, Cornwall, granite merchants, Dec. 13, 1831.

Bennetts Jonas; and Nicholas Robins; Gunnislake, Cornwall, granite merchants, Oct. 12, 1832.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Liskeard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: East
  • Poor Law Union: Tawstock
  • Hundred: East (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury