Poundstock Cornwall Family History Guide

Poundstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Bangors and Widemouth Bay.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Neot

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1614
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

POUNDSTOCK, a village and a parish in Stratton district, Cornwall. The village stands 1½ mile W of Widemouth-bay, 5¼ SSW of Stratton, and 12½ NW of Launceston r. station; was known, at Domesday, as Poupestock; and has a fair on the Monday before Holy Thursday. The parish extends to the coast; and comprises 4,624 acres of land, and 190 of water. Post-town, Week, St. Mary, under Stratton, Cornwall. Real property, £2,744. Pop. in 1851, 651; in 1861, 534. Houses, 109. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to the Earl of Mortaigne. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £174. Patron, J. Dayman, Esq. The church is ancient but good, and has a lofty tower.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

POUNDSTOCK (St. Neot), a parish, in the union of Stratton, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 5½ miles (S. S. W.) from Stratton; containing 672 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the west by Widemouth bay, in the Bristol Channel, and is intersected by the road between Stratton and Camelford. It comprises 4304 acres, of which 200 are common or waste land: the soil is stiff, and the subsoil in general clay; the south-west part is hilly, and the north-east flat. A vein of lead-ore has been discovered, but it is not of sufficient extent to repay the expense of working. A fair is held on the Monday before Ascension-day. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £13. 6. 8.; patron, John Dayman, Esq.; impropriator, H. Hawkes, Esq.: the great tithes have been commuted for £370, and the vicarial for £200; the glebe consists of 25 acres. The church is a plain edifice, with a lofty tower.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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