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The parish of Little Petherick, (Cornish: Nansfenten), is properly known as St Petrock Minor; it is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north by Padstow, on the east by St Issey, on the south by St Columb Major, and on the west by St Ervan. This parish south of Padstow was originally 'Sanctus Petrocus Minor'- Little St Petrock or St Petrock Minor, to distinguish it from Padstow which was also a parish dedicated to St Petrock.

The parish now adjoins the parish of St Issey with which, since 1934, it shares one civil parish council. Villages besides the Churchtown are Highway and Tregawna. The local industries are mainly farming and tourism.

Cemeteries

The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 255 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 Little Petherick was originally in the St Columb Registration District. It is now in the Truro Registration District. There were sub-districts at Newlyn, Padstow and St Columb Major, but these have now been abolished. Parishes within the old St Columb district were: Colan, Crantock, Cubert, Little Petherick, Mawgan in Pyder, Newlyn, Newquay, Padstow, St. Breock, St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor, St. Enoder, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Issey, St. Merryn, St. Wenn.

The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY. Tel: 01872 322241.

Description & Travel

Genealogy

Maps

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Little Petherick parish was part of the St Columb Major Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief. Overseers' Accounts (1723 to 1837) are available in the Cornwall Record Office.

Population

  • Population in 1801 - 126 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 134 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 217 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 224 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 208 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 235 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 236 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 216 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 215 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 178 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 152 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 175 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 165 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 178 persons

Little Petherick was added to St Issey for civil purposes in 1934.

Religion & Religious Life

Statistics

The parish comprises 1224 acres of land.

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