Poundstock is where you will find the parish church of St Winwaloc and
the 14th Century
medieval Guild house which stands close by. The Guild house is the only surviving one
of its kind in Cornwall. Poundstock is a Saxon name meaning 'cattle
enclosure', and the cattle enclosure, or pound, was a feature of the village for
A fair was held at Poundstock on Rogation Monday, and the revel or Dedication
Festival is still observed today on the Monday before Ascension Day. In 1086
recorded as Pondestock in the Domesday Book .
A church has stood here for 14 centuries.