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ST. AUSTELL PARISH

RESOURCES

ST. AUSTELL, CHARLESTOWN, TREVERBYN RESOURCES
J. Mosman, OPC

 

Historic Cornwall - St. Austell - downloadable maps, including St. Austell in 1907, and a report on the 'historic character study' for the town by Kate Newell, Historic Environmental Service.

Postcards of Cornwall - St. Austell - postcards from the past; be sure to click on "Powder" for views of various parishes in the Hundred.

St. Austell Town - modern map, development plans, interesting "history" section, also where to stay if visiting, and where to shop. Very current information.

Clay Trails of Cornwall - photographs, maps, and directions regarding biking and hiking trails within the St. Austell area (Wheal Martyn, Bugle, St. Blazey, Pentewan trails included; also a history of China Clay._

St. Blazey Family History Project - a compilation of births, marriages, and deaths in the area, 1815-1837, by Wesley Johnson. May be very helpful, as long as one remembers the family groups as shown on the site are the best he could do from census records, etc., and are not guaranteed to be correct.

St. Stephen in Brannel - a website devoted to the parish, with more than just basic birth, marriage, and burial information.

Trethurgy Historical Project - an archaelogical excavation of a "round hill" near Trethurgy in the 1970's, which revolutionized the understanding of Roman influence.

Charlestown Maritime History - D.A. Hills history of maritime Cornwall, including smuggling index and index of storms.

Charlestown Surname Index - surnames extracted while researching the maritime history of Charlestown.

Francis Frith Collection - photo history of Cornwall, with many Charlestown and Pentewan scenes from the early 1900's.

InCensus - Cornish census returns for 1891, 1841, and 1861. 1841 is shown by Hundreds; our parishes are in the Powder Hundred, HO 107/146. In 1891, St. Austell is RG12/1822. (There is, of course, FreeCens as well - with a very good search facility, all entries were checked 3 times, which reduces transcription error. It can be found at http://www.rootsweb.com - the right hand column, half-way down.)

Tywardreath and Golant - everything you might wish to know about these locations. A very helpful, well-designed site.

- St. Austell Registrar, Council Offices, 12 Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4AJ
 (Tel 01726 68974)

And lastly, a commercial site not concerned with genealogy with interesting photographs available for free -

Tregrehan - the manor of the Carlyon family since 1565; now a Garden centre with some accommodations available for guests as well. The website is interesting, as is has a "zoomable" photograph of the estate and a very nice slideshow about the gardens.

 

 

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