Lanivet Cornwall Family History Guide

Lanivet is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Nanstallon, St Lawrence, Tremore, Lamorick, and Bodwanick.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANIVET, a village and a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands 2¾ miles SW by S of Bodmin, and 4 W of Bodmin Road r. station; and has a post-office under Bodmin, and a fair on 16 June. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bodwanick, Lamorick, Tremore, and St. Lawrence. Acres, 5,396. Real property, £5,593; of which £200 are in mines. Pop., 1,151. Houses, 234. The property is divided chiefly among eight. St. Benet’s is a chief residence; and has been formed by restoring and modernizing parts of an ancient monastery. The monastery is supposed to have been a cell of Monte Casino abbey, near Naples; the cloisters have been taken down; the main buildings are incorporated with the present mansion; and both these and a ruined tower are apparently of later English character. The adjacent tract is a richly wooded vale, amid a bleak country. There are a few tin-streams, and some recently developed tin-lodes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £667. Patron, H. Borrow, Esq. The church is ancient; has a tower; and stands embosomed in trees. The churchyard contains two ancient stone crosses, 10 and 11 feet high. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a school, and charities £151, accruing from the monastery lands.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Lanivet 1608 to 1812 - View and Download Free PDF


Vision of Britain historical maps


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