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Churchtown, Coombe, Foxhole, High Street, Lanjeth, Nanpean, Treviscoe, Whitemoor

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St. Stephen-in-Brannel

St Stephen in Brannel is located near St. Austell, St. Mewan, and Luxulyan. Once a centre of mining, it is now mainly agricultural.

Collection of transcribed baptism, marriage and burial records (BMD) covering various years. Various pictures of places within the parish including some added information can be found here.

The main collection of BMD are located on the Cornwall OPC (genealogy) website database.

Rita Bone Kopp








17 Nov 2013


Extract from Parish Plan 2011:

St Stephen-in-Brannel (known locally as St Stephen’s or St Stephen) is a civil parish and village in central Cornwall covering some 9,000 acres. The Parish runs from the Karslake Plateau in the north, 900 feet above sea level, down to the steeply wooded valleys of the River Fal, below Coombe.

St Stephen-in-Brannel (Cornish: Eglosstefan), is bounded on the north by St Dennis and Roche, on the east by St Austell and St Mewan, on the south by Creed and Probus, and on the west by Ladock and St Enoder. The Parish is named after Saint Stephen plus the addition of the manor name. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1085 as Bernel. The village of St Stephen is on the A3058 road linking the towns of Newquay and St Austell, and lies on the northern edge of the china clay industry which encouraged the growth of the village to the present population of over 5,000.

The expansion of the clay industry meant the face of the landscape has changed over time. The village of Hornick now lies under Blackpool Tip; Halviggan, a village of some 57 houses, now lies in Great Halviggan Pit, part of the modern Blackpool Pit complex; Meledor was lost to china clay development at Melbur; and Old Pound, once a busy village with carnivals, horse shows, and wrestling tournaments, is now a skeleton of the original village settlement. The Parish today is composed of seven villages: Coombe, Foxhole, Lanjeth and High Street, Nanpean, St Stephen, Treviscoe and Whitemoor. The story of china clay in this area is also in many ways the story of all the villages in the Parish.

St. Stephen-in-Brannel One-Place Study