Landewednack Cornwall Family History Guide

Landewednack is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Devil’s Bellows, Kinance Cove, Lizard, Cadgewith, and Asparagus Island.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1578
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANDEWEDNACK, a parish, with a village, in Helston district, Cornwall; on the coast, 11 miles SSE of Helston, and 22 SSW of Falmouth r. station. It includes the Lizard, Kinance Cove, Asparagus Island, the Devil’s Bellows, and Cadgewith village, which are noticed in their own alphabetical places; and it contains the post-office of Lizard, under Helston. Acres, 1,999. Real property, £1,867; of which £50 are in quarries. Pop., 429. Houses, 91. The manor belonged to the Earl of Mortaigne, and passed to the Hawkinses. The coast scenery, the rocks, and the minerals, are highly interesting. Serpentine of remarkable beauty, and susceptible of high polish, is worked; and bricks and tiles are made. The Balk of Landewednack is a remarkable cliff; and the Cove of Landewednack is a place of the pilchard fishery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £253. Patron, P. V. Robinson, Esq. The church has a Norman door and a pinnacled tower; contains an ancient inscribed font and several monuments; and is said to have been the place where the last sermon in Cornish was preached. The churchyard contains the remains of a number of persons who died of plague in 1645. An ancient granite cross is between the village and the Lizard. There are chapels for Wesleyans and United Free Methodists, a parochial school, and a life-boat station.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Landewednack, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Landewednack, 1674-1772 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Landewednack, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1843 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Landewednack, parish registers, 1813-1928 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1674-1820 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Landewednack, 1578-1965 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1578-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Landewednack (Cornwall)

Parish register printouts of Landewednack, Cornwall, England ; christenings, 1674-1772 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Landewednack, Cornwall, England, christenings, 1578-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1677-1848 Author: Landewednack (Cornwall)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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