South Petherwin, Cornwall
Petherwin, South, a parish, with a village, in Cornwall, 2¼ miles SW of Launceston station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Launceston. Acreage, 5075; population of the civil parish, 815; of the ecclesiastical, with Trewen, 3649. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. Trebursey belonged formerly to the Gedyes, the Eliots, and the Howells, and belongs now to the Gurney family. Tresmarrow belonged to the Vyvyans, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Trewen, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £150 with residence. Patron, the University of Oxford. The church is Early English, with Norman remains, and has been restored. It stands on a hill, is good, and contains some old monuments. There is also a church at Trewen, which is distant from South Petherwin Church about 4½ miles. There are Wesleyan and Bible-Christian chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||South Petherwin St. Paternus|
|Poor Law union||Launceston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for South Petherwin from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Petherwin, South (St. Paternus))
Online maps of South Petherwin 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.