The parish of Mylor, (Cornish: Lannwydhek), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Kerrier. It is bounded on the north by Restronguet Creek which separates it from Feock, on the east by the River Fal which separates it from St Just-in-Roseland, on the south by Falmouth Harbour, and on the west by St Gluvias and Perranarworthal. The parish is named after the patron saint of this parish who, it is said, established the first church at Mylor near the water. The parish is located north of Falmouth on the west coast of the natural haven of Carrick Roads. It once contained a small Royal Navy Dockyard, but the seafront is now popular with yachtsmen. The picturesque Restronguet Creek with its Pandora Inn is north-east of Mylor Bridge. The Inn was once owned by Captain Edwards who brought the Bounty mutineers to justice.

Mylor Bridge is a pleasant village situated at the head of the creek. Tregew is another village. The parish of Flushing was created from Mylor in 1844.

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 - 1954 entries.
  • There is a memorial in the parish which was erected by the Boys of HM Training Ship GANGES in January 1872. One side reads: Sacred to the Memory of Algernon Horace NEAL, died October 3rd 1898, aged 15 years & 8 months
    George WILLS, died October 22nd 1898, aged 16 years & 6 months
    Thomas Henry ATKINSON, died October 28th 1898, aged 16 years & 6 months
    Joseph Benjamin John BAUGH, died November 23rd 1898, aged 16 years
    William George CARTER, died December 20th 1898, aged 17 years & 9 months.


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. Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:


Church History

  • Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SW8036, and is dedicated to St Melorus (or Milor, Melor). It consists of a chancel, nave, south aisle, north and south transepts, and vestry. The arcade has six semi-circular arches of Caen stone, with pillars and capitals of the same material. The entrances are a south porch, a north door and a priest's door. The north door is a Norman door. The western gable of the nave is surmounted with an embattled turret. A detached belfry stands a short distance to the west of the church.
    In May 1869, the church was in a very dilapidated and dangerous condition; it was taken down for restoration. It was found to have three different styles of architecture: Norman (from about the reign of Henry I or Stephen, circa 1130-50); about AD 1400 the church was enlarged and partially reconstructed; this process was carried still further in the early 16th century in the Perpendicular style. During the 19th century renovations, a granite post, which had been used as a flying buttress against the south wall, had to be removed. On clearing away the earth, it was found to be a ponderous cross over 17 feet in length. The Mylor Churchyard Cross is very old; local tradition believes it originally was the marker of St Mylor's grave. It has now been re-erected in the churchyard.
  • Non-Conformist. There were chapels for the Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, and Independents in the parish.

Church Records

  • LDS Church Records.
  • The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1673 - 1904, Burials 1673 - 1943, Marriages 1673 - 1955, Boyd's Marriage Index 1673 - 1812, Pallot's Marriage Index 1800 - 1812, BTs 1607 - 1663, Non-Conformist records 1816 - 1837.
  • The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of:
    • Pre 1813 Marriages
    • 1813-37 Marriages
    • 1813-36 Burials.
  • Baptisms.
    • Baptisms 1801 to 1904 for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
  • Marriages.
    • The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Parish Marriages 1607 to 1837, which is available in CD or downloadable .pdf file formats.
    • Phillimore's marriages 1673 to 1812, and marriage transcripts 1813 to 1911, for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
    • Marriages at Mylor 1813 to 1905 are also listed, courtesy of Cornwall Parish Register Indexes.
  • Burials.
    • Burials 1673 to 1743, 1761 to 1875, and 1897 to 1911, for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
    • The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Parish Burials 1813 to 1837, which is available in Book format.

Civil Registration

The parish of Mylor was originally in the Falmouth Registration District; there were sub-districts at Constantine, Falmouth, Mylor and Penryn, but these have now been abolished. It is now in the Truro Registration District. Parishes in the Falmouth registration district were: Budock, Constantine, Falmouth, Mabe, Mawnan, Mylor, Penryn, Perranarworthal, St. Gluvias.

The address of the Superintendant Registrar in Truro is: Dalvenie House, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.
Tel: 01872 322241.


Description & Travel

  • Notes on the Parish of Mylor, Cornwall by Hugh P. Olivet, (Published 1907), is available on-line, courtesy of the Old Cornwall Society.
  • Photographs of Mylor are available.
You can see pictures of Mylor which are provided by:



The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"MYLOR, a parish in the hundred of East Kerrier, county Cornwall, 2 miles N.E. of Falmouth, and 3 E. by N. of Penryn. This parish forms a peninsula, bounded on the E., S., and W. by Falmouth Harbour, and on the N. and N.W. by the parishes of St. Gluvias and Perran Arworthal. It is nearly divided into two sections by Mylor Creek, or Pool, at the head of which is situated the village of Mylor Bridge. Until recently the populous village and small seaport of Flushing was also included in this parish, but in 1844 it was constituted a separate ecclesiastical district with the adjoining lands. About two-thirds of the parish is arable, and the remainder pasture and meadow, with some woodland. The surface is varied by hill and dale, and the lower grounds are watered by numerous streams and several navigable inlets or lakes, the shores of which are studded with marine villas. The substratum is slaty rock with veins of tin and copper. On account of the mildness of its climate this place is much resorted to by invalids. The government have a range of storehouses and a dockyard near the church, and at Flushing is a private dockyard with a building slip, also hot and cold sea-baths. At Perran Wharf, which is partly situated within the parish, is the Perran Foundry, having extensive works for the manufacture of boilers for steam vessels and mine machinery, and on the estuary of Carnon are copper steam works. An oyster fishery is also carried on. In the N.E. part of the parish is Carclew, the mansion of Sir Charles Lemon, Bart.; in the S.W. the ancient mansion of Trefusis, the property of Lords Clinton and Saye, who together own the greater part of the parish. A branch of the Cornwall railway passes along the creek to Falmouth. At Flushing is also a ferry to Falmouth, and on the N.E., at Restronget ferry, a boat conveys passengers and horses to Feock, on the road to Truro.



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.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SW800361 (Lat/Lon: 50.184016, -5.083242), Mylor which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law

Mylor parish was part of the Falmouth Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.



The parish of Flushing was created from part of this parish in 1844.

  • Population in 1801 - 1665 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 1897 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 2193 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 2647 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 2569 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 2203 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 2213 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 2391 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 2207 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2238 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 2147 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 1979 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 2039 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 2037 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 2074 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 2080 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 2364 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 2385 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 2550 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 2533 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 2548 persons


The parish comprised 3590 acres of land, 3 acres of water, 34 acres of tidal water and 59 acres of foreshore.