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The parish of Tremaine, (Cornish: Treven), (or Tremayne) is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and in the Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by the detached part of Warbstow and by Jacobstow, on the east by the parish of North Petherwin and by Tresmere, on the south by Tresmere, and on the west by Treneglos. The origin of the parish name is believed to be 'Farm of a stone' (O.J.Padel). The parish is situated in North Cornwall near the Devonshire border. The nearest villages are: Warbstow, Treneglos and Tresmeer.

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)


The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 157 entries.


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 Tremaine is in the Launceston Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837. There were sub-districts at Altarnun, Launceston, North Hill, North Petherwin and St Stephen-by-Launceston, but these are now all closed. Parishes within the district were: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, Northill, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Stephens by Launceston, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas Street, South Petherwin, Stokeclimsland, Tremaine, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Trewen, Warbstow.

The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Hendra, Dunheved Road, Launceston, PL15 9JG. Tel: 01566 772464.

Description & Travel


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.


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Tremaine parish was part of the Launceston Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.


  • Population in 1801 - 91 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 122 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 125 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 118 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 107 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 95 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 109 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 101 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 87 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 110 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 93 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 80 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 68 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 75 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 71 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 67 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 48 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 80 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 85 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 87 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 53 persons


The parish comprises 1057 acres of land and 5 acres of water.

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