Morval is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
MORVAL, a parish, with a village, in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the Looe navigation, 2 miles N of East Looe, and 3½ SSW of Menheniot r. station. Posttown, Looe. Acres, 3,562. Real property, £3,595. Pop., 765. Houses, 146. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Glyns, the Coades, and Sir Hugh de Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas à Becket; and, with Morval House, belongs now to John F. Buller, Esq. Morval House is ancient, and was the birthplace of Judge Buller. Polgover and Lydcott are ancient mansions, converted into farmhouses. Tregarlin-Tor commands a fine view of the winding vale of Morval, backed in the distance by Bindon hill, rising to an altitude of about 900 feet. Limestone is quarried and exported. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Valne, £333. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and contains monuments of the Mayows, the Coades, and others. There are an endowed school and alms houses, with jointly about £23 a year.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The following records are available free online.
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Cornwall
- Civil Registration District: Liskeard
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: West
- Poor Law Union: Liskeard
- Hundred: West (Cornwall)
- Province: Canterbury