CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
CREED with GRAMPOUND
is situated in the Hundred of Powder, and is bounded by St. Stephens in Brannel, St. Mewan, Probus, and St. Ewe. At the time of the Norman Conquest, it was known as Tybesta, and held the jurisdiction of a court leat, and a court baron for the Hundred.
Principal dwelling places are Grampound (Grandpont), Trevellick, Trencreek, Trewinnow, and Pennance. Pennance, in the 1800's, slowly faded, but retained 'memorials of departed grandeur'; when the highway between St. Austell and Truro was built, it cut across a fine avenue of trees which lead from the mansion to the adjoining valley. A brick arch was constructed over the turnpike, so the residents could pass uninterruptedly. This arch, unfortunately, was taken down in the late 1800's.
This is considered to be 'a good agricultural parish'.
The volunteer as OPC (Genealogy) for Creed with Grampound is
John Evans, who can be contacted by Email.
Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCens at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternate resources.
Our searchable database (C-PROP) is updated frequently and contains full transcriptions, as well as other resources. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here. For further Parish Register information, please see GenUKI.
As always, additional information can be found in the Cornwall section of GenUKI.
For a Parish Locator map, please click here. Creed can be located at coordinates G - 4.
For further map information, please visit GenUKI (Genealogy - United Kingdom & Ireland).