Crantock Cornwall Family History Guide

Crantock Church, Cornwall.
Crantock Church, Cornwall. MattLake. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Crantock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRANTOCK, a parish in St. Columb district, Cornwall; on the coast, at the mouth of the river Gannel, 9 miles WSW of St. Columb-Major, and 10½ N by W of Truro r. station. Post town, Newquay, under St. Columb. Acres, 2,552; of which 95 are water. Real property, £2,823. Pop., 381. Houses, 75. The property is divided among a few. Treago and Tregonell were old seats of respectively the Mynorses and the Tregonells. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £78. Patron, Lord Churston. The church belonged to a college, founded here, by the bishops of Bodmin, before the Conquest; and is good.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: St Columb
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pydar
  • Poor Law Union: St Columb Major
  • Hundred: Pyder
  • Province: Canterbury