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Sheviock, (Cornish: Seviek), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of East. It is a coastal parish south of St Germans on the west bank of the Lynher River, exposed to the prevailing south-westerly winds. It is bounded on the north by St Germans Creek, on the east by Antony, on the south by Whitesand Bay, and on the west by St Germans. The chief villages of the parish are: the Churchtown (Sheviock), Crafthole and Port Wrinkle (Trewrinkle). The tiny harbour of Port Wrinkle was once an important fishing centre. Today the area is popular for holidays.


The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions on-line for the Parish Church - 703 entries.


Census information for parishes in this town (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 Sheviock is in the St Germans Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts at Antony, St Germans and Saltash but they have now been abolished. Parishes within the district were: Antony, Botusfleming, Landrake, Landulph, Maker, Millbrook, Pillaton, Quethiock, Rame, St. Erney, St. Germans, St. John's, St. Mellion, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Sheviock, Torpoint.

The Superintendant Registrar of St Germans can be contacted at: Ploughastel Drive, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6DL. Tel: 01752 842624.

Description & Travel


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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 Sheviock ecclesiastical parish:



Apprenticeship Indentures for Sheviock (1794 - 1834) can be found in the Cornwall Record Office.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


  • Population in 1801 - 409 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 428 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 491 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 453 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 567 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 573 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 671 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 559 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 562 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 493 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 480 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 516 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 529 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 475 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 527 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 465 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 502 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 675 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 792 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 683 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 679 persons


The parish comprised 2433 acres of land, one acre of water, 39 acres of tidal water and 200 acres of foreshore.

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