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The parish of Lesnewth, (Cornish: Lysnowydh), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Minor, and in the Hundred of Lesnewth. It is bounded on the north by St Juliot, on the east by St Juliot and Davidstow, on the south by Davidstow, and on the west by Minster. This small thinly populated parish is about six miles east of Tintagel Head. The manor of Lesnewth is mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Lesnewth is a small hamlet with few houses, farms and has a church. It is surrounded by farmland and so very peaceful.
Besides the Churchtown, other places include Penpol.



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

Although it was originally in the Camelford Registration District, the parish of Lesnewth is now in the Bodmin Registration District; there were sub-districts at Boscastle and Camelford. Parishes within the Camelford district were: Advent, Davidstow, Forrabury, Lanteglos, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Minster, Otterham, St. Breward, St. Clether, St. Juliot, St. Teath, Tintagel, Trevalga.

The Superintendant Registrar of Bodmin 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.

Historical Geography

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 Lawhitton ecclesiastical parish:


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Lesnewth parish was part of the Camelford Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


  • Population in 1801 - 104 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 105 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 123 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 127 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 137 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 131 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 114 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 129 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 116 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 99 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 91 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 71 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 117 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 117 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 69 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 76 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 65 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 80 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 70 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 85 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 60 persons


The parish comprises 2024 acres of land.

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