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Cury, anciently called Corantyn, (in Cornish: Egloskuri) is situated in the Meneage district on the Lizard peninsular; it is in the Deanery and Hundred of Kerrier. It is bounded on the north and west by Mawgan-in-Meneage, on the east by Ruan Minor and on the south by Mullion and Gunwalloe. The parish is named after its patron, Saint Corentin, was mentioned in the Domesday Survey of AD 1086, as Chori.
The principal villages of the parish, besides the Churchtown, are Cross Lanes, White Cross and Nantithet. The parish is primarily an agricultural one, with many farms.


The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line Monumental Inscriptions for:


Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the Cornwall Record Office. The Cornwall Family History Society (CFHS) 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 Cury was originally in the Helston Registration District; there were sub-districts at Breage, Crowan, Helston, St Keverne and Wendron. It is now in the Kerrier Registration District. Parishes in this registration district are: Breage, Crowan, Cury, Germoe, Gunwalloe, Grade, Helston, Landewednack, Manaccan, Mawgan in Meneage, Mullion, Ruan Major, Ruan Minor, St. Anthony in Meneage, St. Keverne, St. Martin in Meneage, Sithney, Wendron.

The address of the Registration Office is: The Willows, Church Street, Helston, TR13 8NJ.
Tel: 01326 562848.

Description & Travel


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 Cury ecclesiastical parish:


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Cury parish was part of the Helston Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


  • Population in 1801 - 304 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 347 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 505 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 525 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 541 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 549 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 517 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 494 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 474 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 354 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 325 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 359 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 324 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 325 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 336 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 322 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 368 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 425 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 380 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 388 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 474 persons


The parish comprises 2820 acres of land and 2 acres of water.

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