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Once called Antony-in-East, Antony St Jacob, and East Antony; it has also been called Antony-by-Rame. The parish is now just called 'Antony' (Cornish: Anta). It is situated in the Hundred and Deanery of East, and is separated from the town of Devonport by the river Hamoaze. It is bounded on the north by the River Lynher and St German creek, east by Hamoaze, south-east by St John's Lake, south by the parish of St John and Whitesand Bay, and on the west by Sheviock.

The parish is named after the saint and possibly Anta's Farm, and was mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The village is situated in the South East corner of Cornwall to the immediate West of the River Tamar. It is called Antone in the Domesday Book of 1086. Antony is in the Caradon district near to the mouth of the River Tamar. The new parish of Torpoint lies in the south-east corner of the older Antony parish. The area is mainly farmland to the West and the town of Torpoint lies in the east of the parish, and Torpoint parish was created from Antony in 1819. There are two forts in the parish, Scraesdon Fort and Tregantle Fort, the latter is currently used as a base camp for the adjacent military firing range.


No Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church are known to have been transcribed.


Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the Cornwall Record Office. The Cornwall Family History Society offers a census search service for its members. The Cornwall Family History Society have also published on-line census detail by surname on the FamilyHistoryonLine site.

Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:

Church History

Church Records

Civil Registration

The parish of Antony is in the St Germans Registration District and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts at Antony, St Germans and Saltash but they have now been abolished. Parishes within the district were: Antony, Botusfleming, Landrake, Landulph, Maker, Millbrook, Pillaton, Quethiock, Rame, St. Erney, St. Germans, St. John's, St. Mellion, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Sheviock, Torpoint.

The Superintendant Registrar of St Germans can be contacted at: Ploughastel Drive, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6DL. Tel: 01752 842624.

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Historical Geography

The Domesday Settlements of Cornwall, a study undertaken by the Cornwall Branch of the Historical Association, has identified and located settlements listed in the Exeter and Exchequer Domesday Survey of AD 1086. The following places have been identified in Antony ecclesiastical parish:


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


*1881 figures exclude Torpoint; in 1904 part of Antony was incorporated into Torpoint.

  • Population in 1801 - 1795 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 2144 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 1795 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 3099 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 2894 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 3201 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 3887 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 3268 persons, plus 493 persons in Antony Barracks and 51 persons in shipping
  • Population in 1881 - 834 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 3684 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 4362 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 958 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 799 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 1033 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 1294 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 445 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 445 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 465 persons, plus 265 persons in Antony and Tregantle villages
  • Population in 1991 - 445 persons, plus 240 in Antony and Tregantle villages
  • Population in 2001 - 436 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 500 persons


The Rame Peninsula History Group was formed at its inaugural meeting on 30 January 2003. Its aim is to research, record and promote interest in the heritage of the Rame Peninsula.


The parish comprises 3222 acres of land.

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