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Cubert (St Cuthbert) (Cornish: Lannowynn) is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north by Crantock, on the east by Crantock and Newlyn East, on the south by Perranzabuloe, and on the west by the sea. The parish is named after its patron, Saint Cubertus. The churchtown stands on an elevated position and was surrounded by well-cultivated and fertile lands, which formed a striking contrast to the deserts of sands to the westward. Villages in the parish are: Treveal and Tresean. About a mile and a half to the north west of the Church, in a small sandy bay under Kelsey Point, called Holy Well Bay, are several caves wrought in the cliff by the sea. In one of these caves, at the north-eastern point in the bay, is the well which give it its name.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)


The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for:


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 Cubert was originally in the St Columb Registration District. It is now in the Truro Registration District. There were sub-districts at Newlyn, Padstow and St Columb Major, but these have now been abolished. Parishes within the old St Columb district were: Colan, Crantock, Cubert, Little Petherick, Mawgan in Pyder, Newlyn, Newquay, Padstow, St. Breock, St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor, St. Enoder, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Issey, St. Merryn, St. Wenn.

The address of the Truro Superintendant Registrar is: Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.
Tel: 01872 322241.

Description & Travel


The On-line Parish Clerk (OPC) scheme operates a service to help family historians; the OPC page for this parish is available on-line, from where the OPC can be contacted by email.

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 Cubert ecclesiastical parish:


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


  • Population in 1801 - 269 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 289 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 322 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 487 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 368 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 436 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 420 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 411 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 334 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 311 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 315 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 317 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 288 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 382 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 561 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 474 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 548 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 830 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 1210 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 1155 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 1261 persons


The parish comprises 2508 acres of land, 2 acres of water, 3 acres of tidal water and 80 acres of foreshore.

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