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Lanner (Lannarth)

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The name 'Lanner' originates from Lannergh, meaning 'a clearing' in the Cornish language; it has also been well-known as 'Lannarth'. The parish sprawls up the long slopes of a wide valley and is shielded by hills. It is a former tin and copper mining parish south-east of Redruth on the main road to Penryn which had grown rapidly in the 19th century; at the beginning of that century it only had 6 cottages. In the 13th century the Bishop of Exeter enclosed some woodland here to create a deer park. There is a disused quarry at Carn Marth.

Today most residents work in nearby towns, and local disused industrial sites have been tranformed into local assets such as walkways and playing fields.

Lanner was created as an ecclesiastical parish from part of the civil parish of Gwennap in 1844. Tresavean is a village in Lanner parish.



Census information for this parish (1851 - 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 Lanner is in the Registration District of Camborne and has been continuously from its creation. 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.

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.

Lanner parish became part of the Redruth Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief on its creation.


Lanner was created from part of Gwennap parish in 1845. Population figures before this date are with that parish. Latterly, Lanner has been enumerated with St Day.

  • Population in 1851 - 2710 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 2615 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 2348 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 1813 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2055 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 1801 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 1895 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 1756 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 3785 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 3758 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 3517 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 4364 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 2090 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 2145 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 2493 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 2690 persons


The parish comprises 1460 acres of land.

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