Sennen Cornwall Family History Guide

Sennen is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1850 from St Buryan Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Lands End, Treve, Trevescan, and Escalls.

Alternative names: St Sennen

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1700
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1699

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SENNEN, a village and a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall. The village stands 387 feet above sea-level, 1 mile E of Lands-End, and 9 S W of Penzance r. station; and has an inn, called the First and Last inn in England. The parish includes Lands-End and the light-house off it; and comprises 2,230 acres of land, and 70 of water. Post-town, Penzance. Real property, £2,887. Pop., 613. Houses, 123. The property is divided among a few. Salt-works were here at Domesday, but have been discontinued. Small harbours are at S. cove and Whitsand bay; and fishing is largely carried on. Roman coins were found in 1807. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. Patron, the Prince The church is ancient but good. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Bible Christians, and a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St Sennen 1699 to 1812 - View and Download Free


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Penzance
  • Probate Court: Pre-1848 - Court of the Royal Peculiar of St Buryan, Post-1847 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Penwith
  • Poor Law Union: Penzance
  • Hundred: Penwith
  • Province: Canterbury