CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
The parish of
Sancreed is a parish in the hundred of Penwith, about 4 miles from Penzance. It had both a Wesleyan chapel as well as the Church of England's St. Sancredus - pictured above. Principal villages are the Churchtown, Drift, Sellen, Brahan, and Newbridge. In 1801, the population was 782; it rose to 1,382 in 1851, and currently there are about 600 persons living in the parish. Wholly situated on granite, with a light loam covering, it is mainly a farming area today.
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Sancreed is Gwen Attridge 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, FreeCen 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.
Transcriptions of many Parish Registers are on the OPC's website. For further Parish Register information and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.
To view the Will of George Pender SCOBELL, dated 27 October 1807, click here.
A few photographs are available here.
Obituaries of Emigrants:
Dates could be of death or of newspaper publication. Other obituaries, where the parish name isn't specified, can be found in our resources section.
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 Sancreed at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.