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Herodsfoot, (Cornish: Nanshiryarth), is in the Hundred of East. The meaning of the name is 'the foot of the stream at Heriard'. The name 'Heriard' was changed to Heriod in the 17th century and then to Herod in the 18th century. It is an attractive little village about three miles south west of Liskeard, situated in a place where four or five valleys meet, and where two tributaries of the West Looe river conjoin. Herodsfoot became quite a populous mining village in the early 19th century.

The parish was created from parts of Lanreath, St Pinnock and Duloe parishes in 1851. However, this civil parish no longer exists; its responsibilities are spread back again between the parishes from which it was created.

Cemeteries

No monumental inscriptions for this parish have yet been recorded.

Census

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 civil parish of Herodsfoot was in the Liskeard Registration District. There were sub-districts at Callington, Lerrin, Liskeard and Looe, but these closed in the 1930s. Parishes within the district were: Boconnoc, Broadoak, Callington, Calstock (1837-60), Duloe, East Looe, Lanreath, Lansallos, Lanteglos, Linkinhorne, Liskeard, Liskeard Borough, Menheniot, Morval, Pelynt, St. Cleer, St. Dominick, St. Ive, St. Keyne, St. Martin's, St. Neot, St. Pinnock, St. Veep, Southill, Talland and West Looe. The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Graylands, Dean Street, Liskeard, PL14 4AH. Tel: 01579 343442.

Description & Travel

Genealogy

OPC Assistance. 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.

Maps

Occupations

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Herodsfoot parish became part of the Liskeard Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief once it was created.

Population

Population figures for Herodsfoot parish are generally enumerated with Lanreath.

  • Population in 1851 - 116 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 453 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 499 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 424 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 346 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 340 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 246 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 0 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 201 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 181 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 0 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 0 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 445 persons (includes Lanreath)
  • Population in 1991 - 505 persons (includes Lanreath)
  • Population in 2001 - 0 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 0 persons

Statistics

The parish comprised 1600 acres of land.

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