Davidstow Cornwall Family History Guide

Davidstow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Tremaill.

Parish church: St David

Parish registers begin: 1708

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Davidstow

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DAVIDSTOW - popularly Dewstow - a parish in Camelford district, Cornwall; 4 miles NE by N of Camelford, and 12 W by N of Launceston r. station. Post town, Camelford. Acres, 6, 756. Real property, £4, 050. Pop., 394. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. The surface is very bleak; and a great moor of it extends to Rowtor and Brown Willy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £192. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is interesting.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Davidstow, 2 miles N. Camelford. P. 408

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Records

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Davidstow Marriages 1676 to 1811

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Historical Maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Camelford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
  • Poor Law Union: Camelford
  • Hundred: Lesnewth
  • Province: Canterbury