DEVON-L ArchivesArchiver > DEVON > 1998-11 > 0912455030
From: Chris Burgoyne <>
Subject: Re: Kingsand - Parish or Town!!
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:43:50 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Brian Randell wrote:
> >Can anyone tell me where Kingsand is? And is it a town or a Parish?
> >According to the 1851 my g.g. grandmother Mary Ann Ackman was born in
> >Kingsand - Devon.
> >Is Kingsand in Devon or Cornwall? I need to know before research can
> A way to answer this sort of question, at least with regard to Devon, is to
> check the Online Devon Gazetteer in GENUKI/Devon - you'll find a link to it
> near the top of the GENUKI/Devon home page, which is at
Not much help there!
Kingsand is now in Cornwall, but is on the promontory that sticks out to
the South West of Plymouth Sound, which I think is part of Maker Parish,
which was part of Devon until ...? I suppose when boat travel was the
norm it would almost have been a suburb of Plymouth, but now it is quite a
long car journey to get from one to the other.
I am not sure when Maker was transferred from being a detached part of
Devon to being part of Cornwall - perhaps others can help/correct what I