Davidstow Cornwall Genealogy & Family History Guide

Photo of Tremail Methodist Church The wall facing the road is rather plainly rendered, but these walls show off fine stonework, along with the attractively lighted Gothic windows. by Derek Harper, some rights reserved.

Davidstow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Tremaill.

Parish church: St David

Parish registers begin: 1708

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Davidstow Church. The copyright on this image is owned by Mark Camp and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parishes adjacent to Davidstow

  • Lanteglos by Camelford
  • Advent
  • Altarnon
  • Warbstow
  • Minster
  • Lesnewth
  • St Clether
  • Treneglos
  • St Breward
  • Otterham

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DAVIDSTOW - popularly Dewstow - a parish in Camelford district, Cornwall; 4 miles NE by N of Camelford, and 12 W by N of Launceston r. station. Post town, Camelford. Acres, 6, 756. Real property, £4, 050. Pop., 394. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. The surface is very bleak; and a great moor of it extends to Rowtor and Brown Willy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £192. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is interesting.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Davidstow, 2 miles N. Camelford. P. 408

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • 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