St Clether Cornwall Family History Guide

St Clederus church, St Clether
Photo of St Clederus church, St Clether by Dave Kelly, some rights reserved.

St Clether is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Parish church: St Clederus

Parish registers begin: 1640

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Clether (St.), a parish in Camelford district, Cornwall; on the river Inny, 7 miles E by N of Camelford, and 7½ W of Launceston r. station. Post town, Altarnun, under Launceston. Acres, 2, 960. Real property, £2, 414. Pop., 229. Houses, 42. The property is much subdivided. The rocks include granite and hornblende. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £165. Patron, not reported. The church is good. Remains of a small chapel are over a spring, called Basil’s well.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Saint Clether's well chapel.
Saint Clether’s well chapel. The copyright on this image is owned by Chris Gunns and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Marriages at St Clether 1640 to 1811

Marriages at St Clether 1640 to 1811 –

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  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Camelford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
  • Poor Law Union: Camelford
  • Hundred: Lesnewth
  • Province: Canterbury