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Illogan (Cornish: Egloshal)is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Penwith. In the early 19th century, it was bounded on the north by the sea, and St Agnes, on the east by St Agnes and Redruth, on the south by Wendron and Camborne, and on the west by Camborne and the sea. Named after an obscure Cornish saint, St Illogan parish stretches south from the north coast of Cornwall and is between the towns of Camborne and Redruth. The parish contains Portreath, originally called Basset's Cove, a quiet fishing village situated about a mile and a half to the north-west of Illogan Churchtown, and which was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries into a port with a railway connecting to the Pool and Hayle Foundry. Copper ore was exported to Swansea for smelting and coal and iron were imported for the mines in Cornwall.

Richard Trevithick, the celebrated Cornish Engineer who was the inventor of the Cornish Steam Engine, used both in mining and locomotive transport. He was born in Illogan on 13th April 1771 and, on 7th November 1797, he married Jane Harvey, the daughter of the owner of Harvey's Iron-Foundry at Hayle.

Out of this parish and St Agnes was formed the ecclesiastical district of Mount Hawke, which was gazetted on 4th July 1846.

Cemeteries

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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:

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Church History

  • Non-Conformist. The Illogan Highway Methodist Church is in Churchtown, and at Portreath there was another Wesleyan Methodist chapel. There is also a Methodist chapel at Bridge.

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    Church Records:

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    Civil Registration

    The parish of Illogan was originally in the Redruth Registration District. There were sub-districts at Camborne, Gwennap, Illogan, Phillack and Redruth which have now been abolished. It is now part of the Registration District of Camborne-Redruth. Parishes in this registration district are: Camborne, East Phillack, Gwennap, Gwinear, Gwithian, Illogan, Phillack, Redruth, St. Sithian's, West Phillack.

    The address of the Superintendant Registrar is: Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8DN. Tel: 01209 612924.

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    Description & Travel

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    Directories

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    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.

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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 Illogan ecclesiastical parish:

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    Land & Property

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    Maps

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    Occupations

    Information about the Illogan Area Mines is available on-line.

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    Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Population

    • Population in 1801 - 2895 persons
    • Population in 1811 - 4078 persons
    • Population in 1821 - 5170 persons
    • Population in 1831 - 6072 persons
    • Population in 1841 - 7750 persons in Illogan parish and 65 persons resident on shipping
    • Population in 1851 - 9218 persons
    • Population in 1861 - 9683 persons
    • Population in 1871 - 9747 persons
    • Population in 1881 - 8723 persons
    • Population in 1891 - 9312 persons
    • Population in 1901 - 8883 persons
    • Population in 1911 - 8885 persons
    • Population in 1921 - 8331 persons
    • Population in 1931 - 8008 persons
    • Population in 1951 - 8412 persons
    • Population in 1961 - 8153 persons
    • Population in 1971 - 10304 persons
    • Population in 1981 - 4690 persons in Illogan parish and 3685 persons in Illogan and Park Bottom villages
    • Population in 1991 - 5365 persons in Illogan parish and 4125 persons in Illogan and Park Bottom villages
    • Population in 2001 - 5585 persons
    • Population in 2011 - 5562 persons

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    Probate Records

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    Religion & Religious Life

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    Statistics

    The parish comprises 8493 acres of land.

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    Voting Registers

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