The History of Lanreath

Photo of Lanreath Countryside

The documented history of Lanreath Village and Parish can be traced back to the Doomsday book with references in later writings to events during the Saxon period. The land itself, however, tells its own history with its evidence of human habitation as far back as the Iron Age.


Click on the button below to download ‘A Brief History of Lanreath Parish’ that provides an overview of the Parish and its place in the history of Cornwall. 

For those seeking more detail we would recommend the following additional reading:


Lanreath WI: ‘The Changing Farm’

Lanreath WI: 1951 ‘The Women’s Institute Srapbook’


To request access to these hard copy documents please contact the Lanreath WI Secretary


‘The Story of a Cornish Village – Lanreath’ by Tony Latham available for purchase at Lanreath Shop & Post Office or - £8.95


‘St Marnarch’s Church Lanreath – A Guide and History’ by Rosemary Pollock available from the Church (£1.50).


Comprehensive history of the Old Rectory – on line at


This page is open to new entries so, if you have something of historical interest that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contacts’ page.

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