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St Juliot, (Cornish: Sen Julet), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and the Hundred of Lesnewth. The parish is located on the north Cornwall coast; it is bounded on the north by St Gennys, on the east by Otterham, on the south by Davidstow and Lesnewth, and on the west by Minster, Forrabury and the Bristol Channel. The Valency river runs westwards through a steep valley in this parish to emerge at Boscastle. The church, dedicated to St Julitta, was the meeting place of the writer Thomas Hardy and his first wife - Emma Gifford. The parish was the inspiration for Endelstow in 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'.

The villages of the parish are: Beeney and Tresparrett.



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

Civil Registration

Although originally in the Camelford Registration District, the parish of St Juliot is now in the Bodmin Registration District; there were sub-districts at Boscastle and Camelford but these are now abolished. Parishes within the Camelford district were: Advent, Davidstow, Forrabury, Lanteglos, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Minster, Otterham, St. Breward, St. Clether, St. Juliot, St. Teath, Tintagel, Trevalga.

The Superintendant Registrar of Bodmin can be contacted at: Lyndhurst, 66 Nicholas Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AG. Tel: 01208 73677.

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.

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 St Juliot ecclesiastical parish:


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

St Juliot parish was part of the Camelford Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


  • Population in 1801 - 199 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 208 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 263 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 271 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 267 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 258 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 226 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 220 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 224 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 233 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 211 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 230 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 229 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 230 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 197 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 207 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 177 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 210 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 290 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 385 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 328 persons


The parish comprises 2711 acres of land, one acre of water and 41 acres of foreshore.

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