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Tresmere, (Cornish: Trewasmeur), (which is now spelled in English 'Tresmeer'), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by Tremaine, and North Petherwin, on the east by Egloskerry, on the south by Laneast, and on the west by Treneglos. The origin of name is uncertain. It is situated in north Cornwall near the Devonshire border. Tresmere is within the manor of Werrington.

Besides the Churchtown, the only village is: Three Hammers.


The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 175 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 Tresmere 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



Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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


  • Population in 1801 - 129 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 154 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 173 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 171 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 182 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 175 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 148 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 165 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 172 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 184 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 182 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 191 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 164 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 159 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 145 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 150 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 159 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 160 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 178 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 216 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 271 persons


The parish comprises 1490 acres of land.

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