Gerrans Parish Heritage & Information Centre
The Old Forge, Tregassick Road, Gerrans, Cornwall.



   

The old forge, built in the 1790s, was in the continued occupation of one family - the Pearces. They operated here until 1966, after which time it was converted for use as an artist's studio.

The Heritage and Information Centre opened in 2004. In addition to the permanent exhibition, specific exhibits will be set-up on an annual basis.   

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 with an interest 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. 



2014 Exhibition 'Our Boys Went To War'

The exhibition to be staged at the Heritage Centre this year will commemorate the men of this parish who served in the armed forces in World War 1. We are very fortunate to be one of a handful of parishes in the country with a memorial in the church recording not only those who lost their lives but also every man who served.

This provides a rich source from which to extract details of the service of many of these men on the Front in Belgium and France and also at sea. A hitherto little-known fact is that a recipient of the Victoria Cross was born and spent his early childhood at St Anthony. Photographs, anecdotes and memorabilia promise to make this an exhibition not to be missed.

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

Open
on
Saturday November 22nd
for sale of
Unique Local Christmas Cards
Affordable Gifts
&
Stocking Fillers

11.00 am - 3.00 pm

 * Details of Local Services and Accommodation are available*

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