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The parish of Landrake (Cornish: Lannergh) is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by Quethiock, and the detached portion of St Stephen-by-Saltash called Howton, on the east by Botus Fleming and St Stephens-by-Saltash, on the south by the estuary of the River Lynher and the parish of St Erney, and on the west by St Germans and Quethiock. It has always been closely associated with that of St Erney. The name of the parish comes from lannergh, 'a clearing'.
Landrake village and parish is north-west of Saltash on the River Lynher; it is larger than most Churchtowns and had three fairs held annually. The church tower creates a landmark for miles around. A very small portion of the village of Tideford was once in this parish.



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 Landrake is in the St Germans Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts at Antony, St Germans and Saltash but they have now been abolished. Parishes within the district were: Antony, Botusfleming, Landrake, Landulph, Maker, Millbrook, Pillaton, Quethiock, Rame, St. Erney, St. Germans, St. John's, St. Mellion, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Sheviock, Torpoint.

The Superintendant Registrar of St Germans can be contacted at: Ploughastel Drive, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6DL. Tel: 01752 842624.

Description & Travel


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.


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Landrake parish was part of the St Germans Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


The population figures for Landrake parish invariably included St Erney. From 1991 the parish was enumerated as part of Landrake with St Erney, Botusfleming & Landulph Parishes.

  • Population in 1801 - 613 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 768 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 841 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 872 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 812 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 744 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 793 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 759 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 759 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 686 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 632 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 1049 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 610 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 616 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 715 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 611 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 644 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 800 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 1070 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 1001 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 1082 persons


The parish comprises 3595 acres of land, 15 acres of water, 28 acres of tidal water and 135 acres of foreshore.

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