St Stephen by Launceston, Cornwall

Historical Description

Stephen's, St, a parish in Cornwall, adjoining Launceston town and station on the G.W.R. It was known at Domesday as Lanson, and includes the disfranchised borough of Newport. Post town, Launceston. Acreage, 3949; population, 1107. The parish is partly in the borough of Launceston; the rural portion has a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £190. The present church stands on a hill, has a good tower, and has been well restored. There is a wooden Roman Catholic church.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cornwall
Hundred East
Poor Law union Launceston

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Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at St Stephen's by Launceston 1566-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.