The parish of
The Parish Curch
Contributed by Diane Donohue
was originally called Perran Uthno, or Little Perran, and is surrounded by the parish of St. Hilary on all sides but the south, which is bordered by the sea and Mount's Bay. Names associated with the parish are Trevelyan, Praed, and even Stackhouse - whose family most likely originated in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Mr. Stackhouse built Acton Castle for his wife in 1775; it has since served as a manor for various families.
Goldsithney, "a large and respectable village", contains both Wesleyan Methodist and Association of Methodists chapels. Another village is named Trevean, and, of course, there is the Churchtown. The Kennal Powder Works was a major employer at one time.
The OPC (Genealogy) for Perranuthnoe is Robert Sandford who can be contacted at .
For information about, and contact details for, the current parish council 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.
- Perranuthnoe 1899 (pdf)
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 Perranuthnoe 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.
Marazion (post-1813) and St Hilary.
- Perranuthnoe 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.
- Phillimore's Marriages Vol XV transcripts including Perranuthnoe (transcribed and in our database)