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St Blazey, (Cornish: Lanndreth), or St Blaise, is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the south and south-west by St Austell, on the north by Luxulyan, and on the east it is separated from Tywardreath by the River Par. The parish is named after Saint Blaise, and had been known as Landrayth until the 16th Century; various spellings of Landrayth such as Landrait may be found. The village lies on the main road to the east of St Austell. It is on the eastern edge of the china clay workings around St Austell and the village probably owes its existence to the industry. It is now a satellite village for workers from St Austell, and is closely linked to St Blazey Gate, which is that part of the parish on the western side towards St Austell. The parish is hilly with some woodland on the valley edges. The parish of Biscovey (Par) was formed out of St Blazey in 1847.

The History of St Blazey parish is separately available.

Cemeteries

Census

Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the Cornwall Records Office. The Cornwall FHS 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 St Blazey has been in the Registration District of St Austell continuously from 1st July 1837. There were sub-districts at Fowey, Grampound, Mevagissey and St Austell, but these have now been abolished. Parishes within the district are: Creed, Fowey, Gorran, Grampound, Mevagissey, Roche, St. Austell, St. Blazey, St. Dennis, St. Ewe, St. Mewan, St. Michael Carhays, St. Sampson, St. Stephen in Brannel, Tywardreath. The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: 12 Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4LD. Tel: 01726 68974. Fax: 01726 68974.

Description & Travel

Directories

Genealogy

OPC Assistance.

Maps

Names, Personal

Wesley Johnston has produced a resource of St Blazey families. This resource contains some 795 families, and includes:

Occupations

Apprenticeship Indentures for St Blazey (1784 to 1821 and 1882 to 1887) can be found in the Cornwall Record Office.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Population

The parish of Par was formed partially from this parish in 1847.

  • Population in 1801 - 467 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 442 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 938 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 2155 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 3234 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 3570 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 4175 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 3150 persons, plus 116 on shipping
  • Population in 1881 - 1733 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2705 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 2931 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 3086 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 3146 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 3267 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 3357 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 3707 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 4608 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 2115 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 2335 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 6632 persons (St Blaise)
  • Population in 2011 - 6799 persons

Statistics

The parish comprises 1792 acres of land, 2 acres of tidal water and 6 acres of foreshore.

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