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The parish of Lamorran (Cornish: Lannvorenn) is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by Probus, on the east by Cornelly and the River Fal, which separates it from Ruan Lanihorne, on the south by the River Fal, which separates it from Philleigh, and on the west by St Michael Penkivel and Merther. in 969 AD, this little parish was given to one of his Thegns by King Edgar. After the conquest it was held by the Halep family who lived at the Manor House adjacent to the church. The origin of the parish name of Lamorran is probably 'lann Moren' (Lan-moren), meaning the church site of St Moren (St. Marenna the Virgin).

This parish is situated in an attractive wooded valley south-east of St Michael Penkevil, and forms part of the estate of Tregothnan House, now the home of Lord Falmouth. Lamorran has the Manor house close to the church; other places are Trewonnal, Tregenna and Gare. Lamorran was transferred to St Michael Penkivel for civil purposes in 1934.

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)



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 Lamorran has been in the Truro Registration District continuously from 1st July 1837. There were sub-districts at Kea, Kenwyn, Probus, St. Agnes, St. Clement and St Just-in-Roseland, but these have now been abolished. Parishes in this registration district are: Cornelly, Cuby, Feock, Gerrans, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Lamorran, Merther, Perranzabuloe, Philleigh, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, St. Agnes, St. Allen, St. Anthony in Roseland, St. Clement, St. Erme, St. Feock, St. Just in Roseland, St. Michael Penkevil, Tregavethan, Tregony St. James, Truro St. Mary, Veryan.

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

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


The parish of Lamorran was transferred to St Michael Penkivel for civil purposes in 1934. Population figures after that date are with that parish.

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)
  • Population in 1801 - 78 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 94 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 93 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 96 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 99 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 94 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 92 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 96 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 91 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 64 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 52 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 53 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 57 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 49 persons

Religion & Religious Life


The parish comprises 1263 acres of land.


The Hearth Tax entries for Lamorran (1660-1664) are available on-line.

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