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St Eval Church stands on a high Plateau 300 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by the remains of the Coastal Command Airfield of RAF St Eval, which was built in World War II. The Church holds the Book of Remembrance for those who served at RAF St Eval.

There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Tregona, and a Bible Christian chapel at Treburthick. St Eval is bounded by St Merryn, St Ervan and St Mawgan on three sides and by the sea on the fourth. The villages are Churchtown, Treburrick (formerly Treburthick) and Downhill. This is, and has always been, a small farming parish.

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The OPC (Genealogy) for St Eval is Tim Johnson who can be contacted by email. Please visit his website for further records and information about the parish.

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 alternate resources.


The registers in the CRO start in 1695 and go to 1980 for baptisms, 1994 for Marriage and 1951 for Burials. Many have been transcribed and are in our database, see the parish coverage page. To search for records, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently.


See the University of Leicester's website of Historical Directories.


Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57


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.

  16 May 1797, Mary WITHIEL/WITHELL  


27 Dec 1662, transcription of a pre-nuptial agreement, relating to the marriage of Martin LIVERTON & Jane MAYE

1 Jan 1663, indenture concerning Trevethan & members of LEVERTON family.

An 18th Century Charm/Spell prepared for Thamson LEVERTON.

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


St Merryn, St Ervan, Mawgan in Pydar.


  1. St Eval is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page n446). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XVI transcripts including St Eval (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking on Next until page 7/156 appears.