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The parish of



The Parish Church

Tamar Street

Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge

The railway bridge,
a different view

The bridge and ferry 

The chain-guided vehicle and passenger ferry

Saltash Fore Street (1)

Saltash Fore Street (2)
c. 1950
All postcards pre-date the building of the suspension road bridge, completed in 1961.
Click thumbnails to enlarge.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Saltash is Jill Ditum, who can be contacted at

For information about (and contact details for) the current town council, please see this website.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCen at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternative resources.


For Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently, and GenUKI. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for St Germains, Saltash & neighbourhoods  

For more information, see the Cornwall Towns & Parishes link on GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directory website.


Manorial Records:

  1690 Rentals for the Borough of Saltash (part of a transcription for several Manors which can be found here).

Settlement Papers:

  18 Sep 1819, Edward SYMONS (Borough of Saltash & St Cleer)  

Voters Lists, Borough of Saltash:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1864/65


  3 Mar 1590, Thomas MAYARDE/MAYNERDE 17 Oct 1744, Joseph TUCKER
  2 Aug 1742, William LARKE 6 Sep 1745, Elizabeth HARRIS
  29 Dec 1742, Andrew HOW 7 Oct 1745, John SELLOWS/SELLERS
  8 Jul 1743, David GREET, proved 1753 3 Mar 1748, Stephen GILES
  21 Jan 1744, Mary SMITH 23 Nov 1890, Anne Hext KELLY

Information about the Industrial Training Ships for Homeless and Destitute Boys (the Mount Edgcumbe and her sister ship the Gashawke, which were anchored off Saltash from 1877 until 1920), can be found here. The names of boys from the ships often appear in Saltash baptism registers.

The obituary for Sir William Wenmoth PRYN, 1859-1942. He was born in this parish and two of his children were baptised in the Parish Church.

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.


For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Saltash at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


St Stephens by Saltash


  1. Heraldic Church Notes from Cornwall; containing the Heraldry and Genealogical Particulars on every Memorial in Ten Churches in the Deanery of East, by Arthur J. Jewers, F.S.A. Includes extracts from parish registers &c.