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. To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day in November 1918, this year’s exhibition is entitled Revisiting – 'Our Boys Went To War’. In addition to covering much of the 2014 exhibition, information has been added wherever possible on the careers of many of those who returned to the parish. Additionally, there are interesting extracts from the minute book of the Gerrans branch of the Royal British Legion. The exhibition also provides details of the service of many of these men on the Front in Belgium and France, and at sea. Photographs, anecdotes and memorabilia promise to make this an exhibition not to be missed.

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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 8th to November 1st.
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

(Monday to Friday)
July 22nd to August 30th
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: 01872580588

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Gerrans Parish Heritage and Information Centre

The Old Forge
Tregassick Road
Gerrans
Cornwall

Truro, CORNWALL TR2 5ED