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Phillack, Cornwall

Historical Description

Phillack, a parish in Cornwall, on St Ives Bay and the river Hayle, 1 mile from Hayle station on the G.W.R., and 4 miles SE by E of St Ives. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hayle. It contains the hamlets of Angarrack, Guilford, Logans, and Venton League, and also part of the seaport town of Hayle. Acreage, 2938; population of the civil parish, 4673; of the ecclesiastical, 244. The portion of the civil parish of Phillack formerly under the Phillack Local Board has now an urban district council consisting of fifteen members. The other portion of the parish formerly under the Hayle Local Board, with part of the parish of St Erth, has also an urban district council. Drifting sand has largely encroached on the land from the shore, and forms menacing towans. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Gwithian, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £140 with residence. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1856. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishPhillack St. Felix 
Poor Law unionRedruth 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Phillack 1572-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

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 Phillack from the following:


Online maps of Phillack 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 districtTR27
Post TownHayle