GENUKI Home page UpCornwall  Contents Contents   Nearby PlacesNearby places


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.


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


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


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.



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 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


The parish comprises 1713 acres of land.

Find Help, report problems, or contribute information.
Valid HTML 4.0! GENUKI is a registered trade mark of the charitable trust GENUKI. Copyright © GENUKI 2001-2013
[Last updated: 27th March 2013 - Ian Argall]

Are you lost in the GENUKI hierarchy or arrived here from a Search Engine?
If so, use the up-arrow(s) at the top of the page to go up the hierarchy.

Copyright and Disclaimer

  • The information on the GENUKI ( website must not be used for commercial purposes, and all specific restrictions concerning usage, copyright notices, etc., that are to be found on individual information pages within GENUKI must be strictly adhered to. Violation of these rules could gravely harm the cooperation that GENUKI is obtaining from many information providers, and hence threaten its whole future.

  • Whilst we take every care to keep the information on our web pages accurate, we disclaim any warranty or representation, express or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Thus, you assume full responsibility for its use, and you understand and agree that neither GENUKI as an organisation nor any of its maintainers or providers are responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage as a consequence.

  • GENUKI contains many hyperlinks and directives to sites developed by others. They are provided for your convenience only. We do not control nor guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of such sites, and in the event of a link to such a site being 'broken', or otherwise unavailable, our only recourse is to remove that link.

Thank you for your cooperation. GENUKI is a registered trademark of the charitable trust GENUKI - see About GENUKI as an Organisation.