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Tuckingmill, (Cornish: Melindrukkya), is in the Hundred and Deanery of Penwith. It is located in a suburb of Camborne, close to Pool, and was created from neighbouring central portions of Camborne and Illogan parishes in 1845. A Tucking Mill was the west-country term for a fulling mill, i.e. where the homespun cloth was dipped, cleansed and dressed. It was here that William Bickford invented and produced the well-known safety fuse for conveying fire to the charge in blasting the explosives used in mining and elsewhere.

The Camborne Gas Works used to be located within this parish. The main centre of population is Pool.


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Census information for this parish (1851 - 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:

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Tuckingmill parish became part of the Redruth Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief on its creation.

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The parish was created from part of Camborne parish in 1845. Population figures before this date are with Camborne.

  • Population in 1851 - 3298 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 3769 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 4108 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 3717 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2887 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 4279 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 4566 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 4307 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 4169 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 3970 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 0 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 0 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 6830 persons (including Pool)
  • Population in 1991 - 0 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 0 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 0 persons

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