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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.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Sancreed is Gwen Attridge who can be contacted by Email.
Please visit my website for more information, including parish register transcriptions and census data.

For information about, and contact details for, the current parish 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.


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.


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


To view the Will of George Pender SCOBELL, dated 27 October 1807, click here.

Memorial Inscriptions:

  Sancreed Church Graveyard Inscriptions Tregerest Methodist Chapel (originally Bible Christian)

A few photographs are available here.

Settlement Documents:

  5 Nov 1795, Mary MORGAN & children (& Truro)  


  20 Jan 1610, William HOSKEN 16 Dec 1747, Thomas JAMES

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, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


St Just in Penwith, Madron, Paul and St Buryan.


  1. Sancreed is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 424). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol V transcripts including Sancreed (transcribed and in our database)