The parish of St Veep, (Cornish: Sen Vep), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of West. It is bounded on the north by St Winnow and Boconnoc, on the east by Lanreath, on the south by Lansallos and Lanteglos, on the west by the River Fowey, which separates it from St Sampson (Golant). It is named after St Vepus; it is not known whether the Saint was male or female.
The only villages are Lerryn and Penpoll.
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 Gravestone Photographic Resource project have recorded graves for St Veep's churchyard of St Cyrus and St Julietta.
- The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions on-line for the Parish Church - 900 entries.
- The transcription of the parish of St Veep Roll of Honour
"Names of those who served in His Majesty's Forces in the Great War 1914-1919 from the Parish of St. Veep and the village of Lerryn.
In Memoriam of those who gave their lives"
- Barrett, Brice
- Bonney, Brice
- Cocking, Thomas
- Hoskin, Kenneth
- Payne, Frederick James
- Searle, Samuel
- Yeo, Samuel
- Bartlett, Percy Howard
- Bartlett, Martin
- Bartlett, Claud
- Barrett, Mark
- Barrett, Owen
- Bellringer, William John
- Corking, Hilary Edgar
- Cole, William Henry
- Collings, James
- Davey, Samuel
- Doney, Joseph Arpal
- Giles, Ernest
- Giles, John Howant
- Glanville, Harry Norman
- Hawken, John
- Honey, James Henry
- Honey, Ernest
- Honey, Frank
- Honey, Elford
- Hoskin, H (?) James
- Hoskin, Everett Henry
- Hoskin, Frederick Irving
- Hoskin, Woodman
- Hoskin, Harry
- Hoskin, William
- Hoskin, Ernest
- Isbell, Herbert
- Johns, Albert Edward
- Joliff, Arthur
- Joliff, Richard Aldwin
- Joliff, Ernest Joseph
- Langmaid, John
- Langmaid, Brice
- Leen, Fred
- Lightfoot, Ernest
- Littleton, Thomas Henry
- Martin, Percy
- Mutton, Arthur
- Mutton, Alfred
- Mutton, Henry John
- Mutton, Thomas Fred
- Mutton, Frank
- Payne, Alfred Oswald
- Payne, Francis Alfred
- Pearce, Herbert Thomas
- Philp, William
- Philp, Percy
- R (?), Gerrart Christopher
- Sandercock, Cyril
- Serpell, Ernest Richard
- Stephens, Sidney
- Stephens, James Ernest
- Stephens, John Andrew
- Turpie, William
- Wade, William John
- Whetter, James
- Yeo, Evelyn
- Yeo, Stanley
- Yeo, Albert
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:
- 1841. The 1841 Census of St Veep (HO107/153), Enumeration Districts 7 and 8, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1851. The 1851 Census of St Veep (HO107/1903), Enumeration Districts 3a and 3b, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1861. The 1861 Census of St Veep (RG9/1532), Enumeration District 9 and 10, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1871. The 1871 Census of St Veep (RG10/2245), Enumeration Districts 10 and 11, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1881. The 1881 Census of St Veep (RG11/2288), Enumeration Districts 10 and 11, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1891. The 1891 Census of St Veep (RG12/1813), Enumeration Districts 10 and 11, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SX1455 and was originally dedicated to St Vepus (alias St Vepa) but, following its reconstruction, on 1st July 1336 it was re-dedicated by Bishop Grandisson to St Cyrus and St Julietta. The stucture comprises a chancel, nave, and north and south aisles. The south arcade has four pointed arches and one depressed four-centred arch, all supported on monolith pillars; the north arcade has four four-centred arches similarly supported. The tower has two stages, is 55 feet high, buttressed on the square at the angles, and finished with battlements only. The belfry contains six bells.
- Non-Conformist. The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel at Lerrin.
The parish records date from 1538.
- LDS Church Records.
- The LDS Church batch numbers for St Veep are: C042961. These are searchable by surname.
- The IGI coverage for this parish is 1676 - 1772.
- The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1538 - 1992, Burials 1558 - 1992, Marriages 1558 - 1837, Boyd's Marriage Index 1611 - 1673, Pallot's Marriage Index 1790 - 1812, BTs 1611 - 1673.
- The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line transcripts of:
- 1813-37 Marriages
- 1813-37 Burials.
- Baptisms 1676 to 1772 (Bishop's transcripts), and 1857 to 1911 for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- The Parish Chest have published on CD, baptisms 1695 to 1845 for this parish.
- Callington Area Heritage Centre (broken link) have placed on-line marriage records for St Veep parish 1813 to 1837.
- Marriages 1670 to 1772, and 1837 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: Marriages in the Parish 1558 to 1837, which is available in Book, CD or downloadable .pdf file formats.
- Burials 1676 to 1772 (Bishop's transcripts), and parish transcripts 1877 to 1902, for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Burials in the Parish 1813 to 1837, which is available in Book format.
The parish of St Veep has always been in the Liskeard Registration District. There were sub-districts at Callington, Lerrin, Liskeard and Looe, but these closed in the 1930s. Parishes within the district are: Boconnoc, Broadoak, Callington, Calstock (1837-60), Duloe, East Looe, Lanreath, Lansallos, Lanteglos, Linkinhorne, Liskeard, Liskeard Borough, Menheniot, Morval, Pelynt, St. Cleer, St. Dominick, St. Ive, St. Keyne, St. Martin's, St. Neot, St. Pinnock, St. Veep, Southill, Talland and West Looe. The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Graylands, Dean Street, Liskeard, PL14 4AH. Tel: 01579 343442.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from St Veep to another place.
"ST. VEEP, a parish in the hundred of West, county Cornwall, 3 miles N.E. of Fowey. The village is situated midway between Fowey and Lostwithiel. The parish is bounded on the W. by the navigable river Fowey, on the N. by the Leryn, and on the S. by Penpol Creek. The surface is hilly, and the soil fertile. There are remains of a small religious house founded by the Earl of Cornwall as a cell to the priory of Montacute, in Somersetshire. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £320. The church is dedicated to St. Cyricius. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a parochial school.
"HIGHER PENPOUL, a hamlet in the parish of St. Veep, county Cornwall, 4 miles S.E. of Lostwithiel, and 9 S.W. of Liskeard. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Trebant and Fowey.
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.
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 Veep ecclesiastical parish:
You can see the administrative areas in which St Veep has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Map of the Liskeard Registration District in which the parish lies.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX140550 (Lat/Lon: 50.365312, -4.616535), St Veep which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
St Veep parish was part of the Liskeard Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.