St Wenn Cornwall Family History Guide

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

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1706
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WENN (St.), a parish in St. Columb district, Cornwall; 4 miles ENE of St. Columb-Major, and 12 W of Bodmin-Road r. station. It was known at Domesday as San Wena; and it has two annual fairs. Post town, Bodmin. Acres, 4,546. Real property, £3,352. Pop. in 1851, 650; in 1861, 580. Houses, 120. Tregotha, now a farmhouse, was the birthplace of Archbishop Tregury of the 15th century. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £161.* Patron, W. Rashleigh, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1825, and. restored in 1868. There are a Wesleyan chapel and national schools.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St. Wenn 1678 to 1812 - View and Download Free PDF


Vision of Britain historical maps


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