Creed, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Fal, 4 miles from Grampound Road station on the G.W.R., and 6¼ SW by W of St Austell. It contains the greater part of Gram-pound township, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2666; population, 663. There are traces of ancient camps. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £450 with residence. The old parish church is not used, a new church having been built in Gram-pound.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Creed St. Creed|
|Poor Law union||St. Austell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Church of England
St. Crida (parish church)
The church of St. Crida is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, south aisle, north transept, south porch and an embattled western tower, built in 1733, with four pinnacles and containing 3 bells, of which the treble is undated: the second has an inscription to St. Thomas, in Old English letters; the tenor was cast in 1633: in the transept is a stoup, with a Norman shaft and Decorated hood moulding: the rood loft stairs and part of the screen remain: there are memorials to Thomas Denys gent. 1589, and Marion, his wife, 1570, and Henry Denys B.C.L. their son, 1602, with others of a later date: the interior of the church was restored in 1905, at a cost of nearly £1,000, and now affords 200 sittings. This church is nowadays not really used, having been superceded by the newer church at Grampound, for which Creed was the old churchtown.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Creed from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Creed)
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Creed (St. Creed))
Online maps of Creed are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.