St Issey Cornwall Family History Guide

St Issey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: Egloscrook

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1596
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • St Columb Major
  • St Petroc Minor
  • St Breoke
  • St Wenn

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ISSEY (ST.), a village and a parish in St. Columb district. Cornwall. The village stands near the estuary of the Camel 3 miles SSE of Padstow, and 10 WNW of Bodmin r. station; and has a post office designated St. Issey, Cornwall, and fairs on the 1st Monday of June and the 1st Monday of Oct. The parish comprises 4,720 acres of land, and 145 of water. Real property, £5,864; of which £200 are in quarries. Pop., 756. Houses, 148. The property is much subdivided. Halwyn House, now reduced to mere traces, was a seat of the Champernownes. St. Issey Beacon is a conspicuous landmark. Veins of lead and copper ore were discovered in 1832. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £279. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is ancient, and was reported in 1859 as not good. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Bryanites.

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

Parish Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: St Columb
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Court of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 – None, Post-1847 – Pydar
  • Poor Law Union: St Columb Minor
  • Hundred: Pyder
  • Province: Canterbury