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Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives
St. Ives oldest cemetery, is located on a steep hill overlooking beautiful Porthmeor Beach. (If I was to buried anywhere other than Western Australia, Barnoon would be one of my first choices.) Burials prior to the establishment of Barnoon Cemetery were at Lelant. When Barnoon was closed to burials, from the late the 1950's, interments then took place at Longstones Cemetery, Carbis Bay.
[Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot. and dedicated to the memory of Ruth Hosking (nee Thomas) and James Williams, beloved step-mother and brother who lived all their lives in St-Ives; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 4,611 individual transcriptions (Complete at 2001)                                 GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Callington Churchyard (St Mary's)
St Mary's, Callington is located in South East Cornwall in the Launceston Registration District. Callington is bordered by the parishes of South Hill, Stoke Climsland and by St Mellion, St Dominick and Calstock (St Germans). [Transcribed by Geoff Holloway; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 329 individual transcriptions - incomplete at 2001 (1879 to 1899)         GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Camborne Centenary Wesleyan Cemetery
Located off Centenary Lane, Camborne. Indexed on this site as "Centenary".  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot ; Indexed by C. Uphill. Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Julian - a true gentleman who by hand created the kerbing and drinking fountain in Camborne Park.]
STATUS: 1,407 individual transcriptions (Complete at 2001)                                 GOOGLE STREET VIEW
Camborne Parish Cemetery
Located on Treswithian Road, Camborne.  Indexed on this site as "Camborne Parish".  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 343 transcriptions (Incomplete)                                           GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Crelly Wesleyan Cemetery, Wendron
After much research and a trip to Cornwall, I finally tracked down this tiny cemetery at Crelly, outside Wendron , on a very wet and bitterly cold day in 2006. Photographs are available upon request for most of the headstones mentioned in the index, but it is not a complete transcript as a result of my camera literally freezing. The cemetery is located in a field next to what was the Crelly Wesleyan Chapel.  I do, however, highly recommend the journey.  Particularly the warmth of, and the hospitality, coffee and fish pie at the New Inn, Wendron!  [Transcribed by Christine Uphill]
STATUS: 31 transcriptions                                                                    GOOGLE FIELD VIEW
Crowan Parish Church
Crowan's St. Carwenna Church is just outside the village of Praze-An-Beeble (love that name)on the Camborne to Helston Road. (As far as I'm aware Suezan's original transcription was not completed.)  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 678 individual transcriptions (Incomplete)                                              GOOGLE MAP
 
Landrake (St Michael's)
Landrake is in South East Cornwall in the St Germans Registration District and bordered by the parishes of Quethiock, Tideford, St Ernery & St Stephen by Saltash.  [Transcribed by Geoff Holloway; ; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 97 transcriptions                                                                     GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Lelant (St Uny, Lelant)
Transcribed by Maxwell Adams and soon to be added to this site with his permission.  See Maxwell's website Lelant.                                                               GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Longstones Cemetery
Longstones is one of the more recent cemeteries in the West Penwith area of Cornwall.  It is located at Carbis Bay, which is on the beautiful coastline between St Ives and Lelant. When Barnoon Cemetery in St Ives  was closed to burials, from the late 1950's interments  then commenced at Longstones.  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 1,674 transcriptions (Complete)                                               GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Penponds Cemetery
Located about a mile from Camborne, on Church Road near the junction of Baripper Road.  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 759 transcriptions (Complete)                                           GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Phillack Cemetery
Phillack Cemetery is in Hayle, the next nearest parish is Lelant.  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill. Dedicated to the memory of Suezan's Grand-father William Thomas Hubert Hosking and his wife Ethel Ruby Gwendoline.]
STATUS: 910 transcriptions (Incomplete)                                               GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Quethiock Churchyard (St Hugh's)
Early burials in the parish of Quethiock, later burials were at Quethiock Cemetery. [Transcribed by Rick Elliott; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 609 transcriptions (Complete)                                                  GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Quethiock Cemetery
A newer cemetery opened when the churchyard at St. Hugh's was closed to burials.  [Transcribed by Rick Elliott; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 112  transcriptions (Complete)

Redruth, St Day Road
St Day Road Cemetery is located near the intersection of St Day Road & Sandy Lane in Redruth.  The transcript for St Day Road is now complete but is not yet included in the Main Index.  The transcript can be viewed HERE. [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 2583  transcriptions (Complete)                                             GOOGLE STREET VIEW
 
Redruth, St Euny
Located in Church Lane, Redruth.  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 3,328 transcriptions (Complete)                                                 GOOGLE MAP
 
Towednack Churchyard
Towednack is about 4 miles from St Ives. It is bounded by the parishes of Zennor, Gulval, Ludgvan & St Ives.  It lies in a very scenic part of Cornwall which is steeped in history.  It has always held a special significance for me as the birth place of my MARTIN and BERRIMAN ancestors . During a 'pilgrimage' to Towednack in 2006 I became fascinated by the tiny church and the many ghostly mine ruins scattered about the local landscape. Go there, it's worth the trip. The map link below is not to the Church itself but to the nearest turn-off from Towednack Road.  [Transcribed by Suezan James-Elliot; Indexed by C. Uphill]
STATUS: 436 transcriptions (Complete)                                GOOGLE (ALMOST) STREET VIEW

Wendron Churchyard & Cemetery
Wendron is now essentially a farming area not far from the large town of Helston.  St Wedrona Church and the New Inn are the major landmarks and are next to one another on the main road.  Some of the (extremely old) headstones in the Churchyard are now illegible, however there is also a small cemetery opposite the Church.  The War Memorial is just past the main entrance to the Church and is clearly visible from the road.
                                                                   CHURCHYARD STREET VIEW      CEMETERY STREET VIEW
Other
A number of transcriptions have been submitted and added to the index from Garden of Rest, St. Agnes (Geoff Holloway); Egloskerry (Harriet Cardinal); St. Enoder Churchyard (Kerrie Lawson); and St Cleer & St Pinnocks (Roma Roberts).  My thanks to them for their contributions. [Indexed by C. Uphill]