CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


created from part of Phillack in 1888

The Parish Church of St Helena
© Pauline Pickup 2008

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The OPC (Genealogy) for Hayle is John Smith who can be contacted by email and who maintains a website.

For information about (and contact details for) the current town 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.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated regularly, and GenUKI.  The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for St Ives & Hayle  

For more information, see GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


School Admissions:

  Hayle Foundry Infants Hayle Foundry Wesleyan


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.

For more information regarding History, Population, and much more, 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 Hayle at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.