The parish of Lanteglos-by-Fowey, (Cornish: Sen Wyllow), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of
West. It is bounded on the north by St Veep and Lansallos, on the east by
Lansallos, on the south by the sea, and on the west by Fowey Harbour, which
separates it from the town of Fowey and the parishes of Fowey and Golant, St
Sampson. The parish is on the south coast of Cornwall sandwiched between the
parishes of Fowey and Lansallos. The attractive village of Polruan with its
steep huddled streets is situated opposite Fowey on the eastern side of the
Fowey estuary. In the past castles here and in Fowey helped protect the seaport
by suspending an iron chain across the estuary. Now a ferry service operates
for foot passengers.
The fishing town of Polruan is a place of great antiquity; it
is older than Fowey and once was the principal station of the harbour. The only
other village is Highway (or Trevick).
Monumental Inscriptions for this parish have not yet been recorded.
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:
- 1841. The 1841 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (HO107/153), Enumeration
Districts 9 to 11, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
- 1851. The 1851 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (HO107/1903), Enumeration
Districts 2a, 2b and 2c, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
- 1861. The 1861 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (RG9/1532), Enumeration
Districts 6 to 8 and Merchant Shipping, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1871. The 1871 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (RG10/2245), Enumeration
Districts 7 to 9 (Polruan), is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1881. The 1881 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (RG11/2288), Enumeration
Districts 7 to 9, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
- 1891. The 1891 Census of Lanteglos-by-Fowey (RG12/1813), Enumeration
Districts 7 to 9, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- LDS Church Records.
- The LDS Church batch numbers for Lanteglos-by-Fowey are: C023211/2. These are searchable by surname.
- The IGI coverage of this parish 1674 - 1773.
- The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1661 - 1944, Burials 1678 - 1936,
Marriages 1678 - 1967, Boyd's Marriage Index 1607 - 1673, BTs 1607 - 1673.
- The Cornwall Family History
Society have published on-line transcripts of:
- 1813-37 Marriages.
- 1813-37 Burials
- Baptisms in this parish 1661 to 1807, and 1813 to 1911, are available on-line through the OPC Search Facility - (C-PROP).
- Polruan Wesleyan-Methodist chapel baptisms 1883 to 1901, Fore Street, Polruan United Methodists and UM Free churches baptisms 1883 to 1911, and West Street, Polruan, Wesleyan chapel baptisms 1908 to 1910, are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- The Cornish Forefathers' Society have published on CD, baptisms 1716 to 1841 for this parish.
- Banns. Banns in this parish 1754 to 1911 are available on-line through the OPC Search Facility - (C-PROP).
- Other Non-Conformist Records. OPC Coverage of Non-Conformist records of this parish is available.
The parish of Lanteglos-by-Fowey has always been in the Liskeard
Registration District. There were sub-districts at Callington, Lerrin,
Liskeard and Looe. Parishes within the district are: Boconnoc, Broadoak, Callington, Calstock (1837-60), Duloe, East Looe, Lanreath, Lansallos, Lanteglos, Linkinhorne, Liskeard, Liskeard Borough, Menheniot, Morval, Pelynt, St. Cleer, St. Dominick, St. Ive, St. Keyne, St. Martin's, St. Neot, St. Pinnock, St. Veep, Southill, Talland and West Looe. The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Graylands, Dean Street, Liskeard, PL14 4AH. Tel: 01579 343442.
- ePodunk's Cornwall page - providing general, plus some historical and genealogical information, about Cornwall and its parishes, together with links (mainly relating to general sites and services, rather than ones that are specific to Cornwall or particular parishes).
- Pictures of
Lanteglos-by-Fowey are available on-line.
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.
The Domesday Settlements of Cornwall, a study undertaken by the Cornwall Branch of the Historical Association, has identified and located settlements listed in the Exeter and Exchequer Domesday Survey of AD 1086. The following places have been identified in Lanteglos-by-Fowey ecclesiastical parish:
Apprenticeship Indentures for Lanteglos-by-Fowey (1726 - 1837) can be found
in the Cornwall Record Office.
- Lanteglos-by-Fowey parish was part of the Liskeard
Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.
- Settlement Papers (1735 to 1833) and Bastardy Bonds (1708 to 1816) are available in the Cornwall
- Population in 1801 - 678 persons
- Population in 1811 - 859 persons
- Population in 1821 - 973 persons
- Population in 1831 - 1208 persons
- Population in 1841 - 1269 persons
- Population in 1851 - 1280 persons
- Population in 1861 - 1221 persons
- Population in 1871 - 1324 persons
- Population in 1881 - 1339 persons
- Population in 1891 - 1432 persons
- Population in 1901 - 1399 persons
- Population in 1911 - 1369 persons
- Population in 1921 - 1381 persons
- Population in 1931 - 1368 persons
- Population in 1951 - 1234 persons
- Population in 1961 - 1098 persons
- Population in 1971 - 1121 persons
- Population in 1981 - 1050 persons
- Population in 1991 - 1055 persons
- Population in 2001 - 994 persons
The parish comprises 3249 acres of land, 137 acres of tidal water and
180 acres of foreshore.
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