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CREED with GRAMPOUND
Creed is a parish in mid Cornwall extending to about 2,600 acres. It is essentially an agricultural area, bounded on the north by St Stephen in Brannel, on the east by St Ewe, on the south by Cuby, and on the west by Probus. Within the parish, however, is the ancient (and formerly important) township of Grampound – a corruption of the Norman French "Graundpount", or "grand pont", by which the settlement was known at that time. Its charter dates from the 1330’s, giving its inhabitants the right to hold a weekly market and other privileges. Former occupations in the borough included tanning, woollen manufacturing and glove making.
The volunteer as OPC (Genealogy) for Creed with Grampound is John Evans, who can be contacted at .
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 alternative 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.
Other Trade Directories for Cornwall can be searched online here. For other information, see GenUKI.
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 Probate material abstracts can be found on the VCH website.
As always, additional information can be found in the Cornwall section of 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 Creed 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.