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

  • 1841.
    • The 1841 Census of Tremaine (HO107/134), Enumeration District 5, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
    • The 1841 census for this parish has also been filmed by the LDS church - film No. 241258.
  • 1851. The 1851 Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (HO107/1899), Enumeration Districts 3 and 5, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1861. The 1861 Census of Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (RG9/1518) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project. The enumeration districts of the parishes for this census cannot be determined.
  • 1871 The 1871 Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (RG10/2223), Enumeration District 6b, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1881. The 1881 Census of Tremaine (RG11/2275), Enumeration District 6 (Tresmere & Tremaine), is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1891. The 1891 Census of Tremaine (RG12/1802), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tremaine area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SX2389 and was dedicated to St Winwallus. The church is an ancient building of freestone and granite in a gothic style; it consists of a chancel and nave. The entrance is by a south porch; there is a blocked north door. The tower has two stages, is 31 feet in height, and is crowned with battlements and pinnacles. It contains three bells.
    The registers date from 1726.
  • Non-Conformist. There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel near the parish church.

Church Records

  • LDS Church Records.
    • The LDS Church batch numbers for Tremaine are: C025101/2, M025101. These are searchable by surname.
    • The IGI coverage of this parish is 1674 - 1884.
  • The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1726 - 1968, Burials 1726 - 1968, Marriages 1726 - 1925, Boyd's Marriage Index 1612 - 1812, Pallot's Marriage Index 1790 - 1812, BTs 1612 - 1673.
  • The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line transcripts of:
    • Pre 1813 Marriages
    • 1813-37 Burials
    • 1813-37 Marriages
  • Baptisms. Baptisms 1726 to 1911 (with gaps) for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
  • Marriages.
  • Burials.

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 and Travel

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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.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tremaine has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Poor Houses, 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.