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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 Ramsgate.

Penponds is now again administered as part of Camborne town.



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

The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1854 - 1997, Burials 1854 - 1998, Marriages 1854 - 1989.

Civil Registration

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.



OPC Assistance.


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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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