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The parish of Mylor, (Cornish: Lannwydhek), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Kerrier. It is bounded on the north by Restronguet Creek which separates it from Feock, on the east by the River Fal which separates it from St Just-in-Roseland, on the south by Falmouth Harbour, and on the west by St Gluvias and Perranarworthal. The parish is named after the patron saint of this parish who, it is said, established the first church at Mylor near the water. The parish is located north of Falmouth on the west coast of the natural haven of Carrick Roads. It once contained a small Royal Navy Dockyard, but the seafront is now popular with yachtsmen. The picturesque Restronguet Creek with its Pandora Inn is north-east of Mylor Bridge. The Inn was once owned by Captain Edwards who brought the Bounty mutineers to justice.

Mylor Bridge is a pleasant village situated at the head of the creek. Tregew is another village. The parish of Flushing was created from Mylor in 1844.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)



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. Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:

Church History

Church Records

Civil Registration

The parish of Mylor was originally in the Falmouth Registration District; there were sub-districts at Constantine, Falmouth, Mylor and Penryn, but these have now been abolished. It is now in the Truro Registration District. Parishes in the Falmouth registration district were: Budock, Constantine, Falmouth, Mabe, Mawnan, Mylor, Penryn, Perranarworthal, St. Gluvias.

The address of the Superintendant Registrar in Truro is: Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.
Tel: 01872 322241.

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.

Mylor parish was part of the Falmouth Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


The parish of Flushing was created from part of this parish in 1844.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)
  • Population in 1801 - 1665 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 1897 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 2193 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 2647 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 2569 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 2203 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 2213 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 2391 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 2207 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2238 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 2147 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 1979 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 2039 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 2037 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 2074 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 2080 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 2364 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 2385 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 2550 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 2533 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 2548 persons


The parish comprised 3590 acres of land, 3 acres of water, 34 acres of tidal water and 59 acres of foreshore.

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