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The parish of St Winnow dates back at least 1000
years and is mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The area is just
over 5000 acres. There are two churches, and the St Winnow Parish Church
is in the extreme south of the parish at approximate grid reference
115570. More centrally located is the Church or Chapel of St Nectan
(also called St Nighton's) at approximate grid reference 128600. This
latter is part of the St Winnow Parish and is known as a "chapel of
ease" (or "chapel of convenience"). Portions of the St Winnow Church
date from Norman times and both churches are largely from the 15th
century. St Nectan's Church was significantly damaged during the civil
war in 1644 and alterations have been made. There was also a restoration
at St Winnow's Church during the 19th century, but the essential
character of the building was not significantly changed. Glass windows
honouring both saints are found in the parish church of St Winnow.
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Winnow is David Coppin,
who can be contacted at
Information can be found at COCP (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 information, see the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.
A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference. For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.
Other documents mentioning several parishes, including St Winnow, can be found here.
For further 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 St Winnow 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.