Penponds, (Cornish: Pennpons), is in the Hundred of Penwith and Deanery of Carnmarth. The parish
of Penponds stretches from the north coast of Cornwall to the north-west
suburbs of the town of Camborne. It was created out of Camborne parish in 1857
because of its increasing population; it was the most agricultural area of that
parish. The principal villages in Penponds are: Kehelland, Barripper and
Penponds is now again administered as part of Camborne
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. In the 1841 Census, Penponds was enumerated as part of Camborne.
- 1851. The 1851 Census of Penponds (HO107/1916) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
project as follows:
- 1861. The 1861 Census of Penponds (RG9/1584) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
project as follows:
- 1871. The 1871 Census of Penponds is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- 1881. The 1881 Census of Penponds is available on-line from the Cornwall On-line Census project as follows:
- 1891. The 1891 Census of Penponds (RG12/1851) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- Anglican. The ecclesiastical parish of Penponds was formed in 1846 from Camborne civil parish. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SW6339 and was dedicated to: The Holy Trinity. This
was built in 1854 out of stone with granite quoins in the early English style. It comprises a chancel, nave, north aisle, vestry. The arcade is of four arches, and there is a stone bell-cote,
pierced for two bells. The registers date from 1854, although the parish was not gazetted until 1 January 1857. In 1901, the church was restored and decorated.
Details about the plans of the modern church are available on-line.
The ecclesiastical parish is now linked to Crowan parish.
- Non-conformists. The Bible
Christians had a chapel at Penponds, the United Methodists had a chapel at
Barripper, and the Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel at Kehelland.
The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1854 - 1997, Burials 1854 - 1998,
Marriages 1854 - 1989.
The parish of Penponds is in the Registration
District of Camborne-Redruth, and has been since its creation.
The address of the Superintendant Registrar is: Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8DN. Tel: 01209 612924.
- 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 OPC has produced a genealogical website for the Town of Camborne.
Penponds parish was part of the Redruth
Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.
The parish of Penponds was created from Camborne parish in 1857. Population figures
before this date are with that parish.
- Population in 1851 - 2001 persons
- Population in 1861 - 2012 persons
- Population in 1871 - 1930 persons
- Population in 1881 - 1684 persons
- Population in 1891 - 1686 persons
- Population in 1901 - 1610 persons
- Population in 1911 - 1638 persons
- Population in 1921 - 1446 persons
- Population in 1931 - 1311 persons
- Population in 1951 - 1196 persons
- Population in 1961 - 0 persons
- Population in 1971 - 0 persons
- Population in 1981 - 1050 persons
- Population in 1991 - 1065 persons
- Population in 2001 - 0000 persons
The parish consists of 1956 acres of land.
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