CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


is located in the hundred of West and was called Piunent in the Doomsday Book. The land was originally one of the 280 manors given to the Earl of Morton by William the Conqueror. Associated with the parish are the manors of Trelawney, Trelawne, and Tregarrick. The only village in the parish is the Churchtown, but it also includes Tregarrick, Tresawsen, and Little Larnick, Hall, and the estate of Wilton.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for Pelynt is Sue Dent, who can be contacted by Email.

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 (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 and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here.


For information, see GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.


Voters Lists:

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


  19 Mar 1586, William ACHYM 27 Apr 1748, Samuel CORNEW
  10 May 1615, Francis BULLER 16 Sep 1749, John HUNKIN(G)
  14 Jan 1617, Thomas HOBB 31 Jul 1750, Mary TREGENNA
  21 Jul 1740, Charles TURNER 14 Dec 1830, Richard JOSS

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


Talland, Lansallos, Duloe, Lanreath and St Veep.


Pelynt is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838. Also downloadable as a pdf from here.