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Creed, Cornwall

Historical Description

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.

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 parishCreed St. Creed 
Poor Law unionSt. 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 This church is nowadays not really used, having been superceded by the newer church at Grampound, for which Creed was the old churchtown.

Civil Registration

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:


Online maps of Creed are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR2
Post TownTruro