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Crantock, Cornwall

Historical Description

Crantock, a parish in Cornwall, on the coast, at the mouth of the river Gannel, 9 miles WSW of St Columb-Major, and 2 from Newquay station on a branch of the G.W.R. Post town, Grampound Road; money order and telegraph office, Newquay. Acreage, 2552, of which 95 are water; population, 321. Treago and Tregonell were old seats of respectively the Mynorses and the Tregonells. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £71 with residence. Patron, Lord Churston. The church belonged to a college, founded here by the Bishops of Bodmin before the Conquest, and is good.

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 CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishCrantock St. Cadock 
Poor Law unionSt. Columb Major 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR8
Post TownNewquay