Gerrans Parish Heritage & Information Centre

Gerrans Parish Heritage and Information Centre

The history of the parish is illustrated with displays depicting Farming through the Ages, the Fishing Industry, Education, Domesday Book entries, the Manors, World Wars, Coastguards, Churches, Chapels and much more. Illustrated by photographs, tithe maps, documents, parish records and other artefacts.

For those interested in family history there is a database containing the baptisms/christenings, marriages and deaths/burials of more than 11,500 parishioners. Indexes are also available for St Gerrans and St Anthony parishes covering, marriages, burials and a churchyard plan. The 1841 - 1901 census has also been indexed.. Access to the Gerrans Online Parsh Clerk website is available. The 2017 exhibition will cover the history of 'Farming in the Parish'. Many changes have taken place in the farming community, particularly since the end of World War 2. For centuries the principle occupation of men in the parish was that of agricultural labourer. Each farmstead was a small community in itself, a hub of activity, particularly in spring and harvest times. Now, with mechanisation and amalgamation of farmland many farmhouses are no longer occupied by farming families and even their barns have been converted to housing. The exhibition at the Heritage Centre this year will bring back memories of times before the coming of the tractor and combine harvester, which changed, not the landscape, but the community for ever.

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  • Sourvenir China

    In March 1891 the West Country was hit by 'The Great Blizzard'. Trains and livestock were buried by freak snow storms, and many ships were sunk. The 'Carl Hirschberg', shown on this commemorative china set, was wrecked at Portscatho.

Admission & prices

OPEN
(Monday to Saturday)
April 10th to October 27th.
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

(Monday to Friday)
July 24th to August 25th
11.00 am to 1.00 pm


ADMISSION FREE

Find us

The Heritage Centre is on Tregassick Road, 50 metres south of St Gerrans Church. There is ample free car parking within 200 metres.

Information

  • Parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Free parking is within 200 metres.
Wheelchair access to groundfloor.

Details of Local Services & Accommodation are available.

The computer may be used for scanning, copying and email.

Local books and guides and unique cards and gifts are for sale.

The Old Forge
Tregassick Road
Gerrans
Cornwall
Truro
TR2 5ED

T: 01872580535
E: heritage@gerrans.wanadoo.co.uk

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Gerrans Parish Heritage and Information Centre

The Old Forge
Tregassick Road
Gerrans
Cornwall

Truro, CORNWALL TR2 5ED