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Lanhydrock (Cornish: Lannhydrek) is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north by the parish of Bodmin, on the east by St Winnow and Cardinham, on the south by Lanlivery, and on the west by Lanivet. The name means Church site of St Hydrock. Lanhydrock is in the centre of Cornwall south of Bodmin parish. The parish is probably the manor referred to in the Domesday Survey of 1086 as Lanredrock.

Lanhydrock House, which dominates the parish, was originally built by the Robartes family (the Earls of Radnor) in the 17th century. In 1881 this house was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt shortly afterwards using local stone and timber. It is now owned by the National Trust, has most impressive gardens, and it attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Cemeteries

The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 251 entries.

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 parish of Lanhydrock is in the Bodmin Registration District and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts are Bodmin, Egloshayle, Lanlivery and St Mabyn but these have now been abolished. Parishes within the district are: Blisland, Bodmin, Bodmin Borough, Cardinham, Egloshayle, Endellion, Helland, Lanhydrock, Lanviet, Lanlivery, Lostwithiel, Luxulion, St. Kew, St. Mabyn, St. Minver Highlands, St. Minver Lowlands, St. Tudy, St. Winnow, Temple, Wadebridge, Warleggon, Withiel.

The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Lyndhurst, 66 Nicholas Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AG. Tel: 01208 73677.

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

Apprenticeship Indentures for Lanhydrock (1806, 1822 Register) can be found in the Cornwall Record Office.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Lanhydrock parish was part of the Bodmin Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief. Overseers' Accounts (1811 to 1837) are available in the Cornwall Record Office.

Population

  • Population in 1801 - 187 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 235 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 251 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 239 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 263 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 231 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 197 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 194 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 186 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 192 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 200 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 256 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 213 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 190 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 169 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 157 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 170 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 155 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 170 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 171 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 186 persons

Statistics

The parish comprises 1713 acres of land.

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