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St Martin-in-Meneage

The Parish of St. Martin, (Cornish: Didemin), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Kerrier. It is bounded on the north by the Helford estuary which separates it from Constantine, on the east by Manaccan, from which it is separated by Frenchman's Creek and its tributary rivulet, on the south by St. Keverne, and on the west by Mawgan-in-Meneage.

The name is derived from the dedication of the Church to St Martin of Tours. Other centres of population include the village of Newtown, which together with St. Martins Green are the principal villages in the parish.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)



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

The parish of St Martin-in-Meneage was originally in the Helston Registration District; there were sub-districts at Breage, Crowan, Helston, St Keverne and Wendron. It is now in the Kerrier Registration District. Parishes in this registration district are: Breage, Crowan, Cury, Germoe, Gunwalloe, Grade, Helston, Landewednack, Manaccan, Mawgan in Meneage, Mullion, Ruan Major, Ruan Minor, St. Anthony in Meneage, St. Keverne, St. Martin in Meneage, Sithney, Wendron.

The address of the Registration Office is: The Willows, Church Street, Helston, TR13 8NJ.
Tel: 01326 562848.

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 St Martin-in-Meneage ecclesiastical parish:


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  • Population in 1801 - 363 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 391 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 504 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 508 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 565 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 522 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 419 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 424 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 397 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 336 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 322 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 341 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 287 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 262 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 291 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 242 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 270 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 275 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 308 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 343 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 377 persons


The parish comprises 2372 acres of land, 46 acres of tidal water and 63 acres of foreshore.

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