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Main Villages (32)
Altarnun/Five Lanes is an attractive village that
nestles in a sheltered valley on the north -eastern edge of Bodmin Moor, just
off of the A30. It has a picturesque "bridge over stream" postcard look, and the
village is dominated by the tower of the 15th Century church of St Nonna's,
which was known as 'The Cathedral of the Moor'.
Blisland is another picture postcard village that
lies on the western edge of Bodmin Moor. The village green is surrounded by
Victoria and Georgian houses as well as delightful cottages and another 15th
Century church this time that of St Protus and St Hyacinth.
Lewannick is a hilltop village with commanding views out over
Bodmin Moor towards Fox Tor. Here can be found the 13th Century church of St
Martin which was rebuilt after a fire in 1890.
Marhamchurch is a quiet and quaint village of thatched cob
cottages and the 14th Century church of St Marwenna with its magnificent old oak
door and 'sanctuary knocker', can be found here.
Poughill near Bude is pronounced 'poffle', it is a village of
pretty flowers and thatched roofs. The Church of Danish St Olaf is located here.
St Breward St Breward parish covers an
extensive area of Bodmin Moor and St Breward village, at about 700ft, is the
highest village in Cornwall.
St Breward parish is home to two of the counties best known landmarks. They are
Roughtor and Brown Willy. Bodmin moor is well known for its granite and china
clay industries and has been used for centuries to build local houses and
churches and stone from the
De Lank Quarry stone was used for important and
famous landmarks such has the Eddystone LightHouse built in 1882 and the Beachy
Head Lighthouse built in 1900 and of course Londons Tower Bridge built in 1890.
St Brewards boasts the highest Church in the County as well as the highest and
only pub aptly
named the The Old Inn has its been open for nearly two centuries. The village
has a post office, a friendly shop and a visitor information centre,
The parish also contains some of Bodmin Moors most spectacular scenery and is
the start or finishing point of the Camel Trail and of course the legendary
beast of the moor dwells in these parts (allegedly).
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn is a hilltop village that is reached by narrow lanes. It
consists of old cottages gathered around the village pub. Here can be found the
15th Century church of St Mabena, the doorway of which is made from slate from
St Merryn/Shop is a village with slate-built
cottages and inn around the low towered medieval church of St Marina. Just a
short way from here can be found the dramatic Trevose Head, with it's lighthouse.
consists of narrow streets and a partly-Norman church. Here can be found the The
Tree Inn, Legendary birthplace of Anthony Payne, "The Cornish Giant" who was
famed for the Royalist victory at Stamford Hill in 1643.
St Teath is easily accessed from the Allen valley. It is a pretty
village with a clock tower in the centre and the cottages are built from local
Churchyard, with magnificent carved Celtic cross.
St Tudy is a tranquil village with pretty cottages
and the odd craft shop and a beautiful 15th Church made from
Week St Mary again a quiet village, was once of some
importance, being the site of a Norman fortress. Here lies a 15th Century church
and a free grammar school that was founded in 1508 by one Thomasine Bonaventure,
a village girl of poor stature, who eventually became Dame Percyval, Lady
Mayoress of London.
Minor Villages (62)
Bolventor is a village in the centre of Bodmin
Moor, were can be found Jamaica Inn, dating from 1547, and made famous by Daphne
du Maurier. The village and inn were the focus of several smuggling routes, one
of which is a tunnel that runs from beneath the inn for over seven miles, to the
coast, allegedly. Again more breathtaking views across the moor can be drunk
with the eyes and close to here can be found Dozmary Pool, where legend declares
Sir Bedevere hurled King Arthur's sword Excalibur,
Battle of Camlann
and where the Lady of the Lake came forth to reclaim Excalibur.
Minions is the highest village in all of Cornwall. Here can be
found the balancing rocks of the world famous Cheese wring and the Hurlers,
which is a Bronze Age stone circle.
St Eval is near Newquay airport and the 15th Century church
of St Uvelus, which stands alone on a high hill, used its tower as a beacon to
guide the aircraft pilots who landed at the nearby airfield at St Mawgan.
St Minver is a quaint little village with with the focus around
the church of St Minefreda. Nearby here on the lowlands Jesus' Well can be
found, the waters of which are said to have great healing powers.
Trewint wherein can be found Wesley's Cottage. Here John Wesley
often used to preach and rest in the aforementioned cottage, which now houses
many relics of early Methodism.
other settlements and places (39)
Bodmin Moor is a wild and windswept
granite moor land that is breathtaking. The most magnificent views over North
Cornwall are enjoyed from the summit of Roughtor, or alternatively from a
micro-lite flight from Davidstow Moor, which is best approached via
Camelford. Brown Willy, at 1377ft, is Cornwall's highest point, and there is an
abundance of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, including stone circles and
menhirs, to be found all over this area.. King Arthurs hall is said to be here
and out near the clay works is a druid stone circle. Here on the moor you will
find the Cardinham Woods, Colliford Lake and Dozmary pool.
Egloskerry is a neat and tidy village with some pretty and
interesting cottages. Here can be found the15th Century church of St Keri and St Petroc.
Laneast is an attractive moor land hamlet that has a large
forestry managed area and lies above the scenic Inney Vale. Here also is
the birthplace of John Couch Adams, the astronomer whom discovered the planet
Morwenstow is as far as we go and here can be found the Church of
St John Baptist. The church was administered by the eccentric Parson Hawker, who
spent 40 odd years in these parts serving 'a mixed multitude of smugglers,
wreckers and dissenters.' Parson Hawker is best remembered for his poem "The
Song of the Western Men", with is famous for the line "And shall Trelawney die?"
and which has now become the Kernow National anthem.
Poundstock is approximately six miles south of Bude and about a
quarter of a mile inland from Widemouth bay. It is a small village with a 14th
Century church. That of St Winwaloe, which lies in a secluded dell by a stream.
Here also is a 15th Century Gildhouse, apparently the only one in Cornwall, and
it has a magnificent Royal Coat of Arms.
St Breock is a village with a 13th Century church. A slab in the
churchyard remembers wicked Jan Tregeagle, chief steward of Lanhydrock, whose
legendary punishments included emptying Dozmary Pool with a leaking limpet
shell. Nearby St Breock Downs with its megalithic stones, including a cromlech
and superb views from the Beacon.
St Clether is a small hamlet situated in the lovely Inney
Vale. Here can be found a beautifully located Holy Well that dates back to the
St Endellion (St Endellentia)
St Gennys is a quiet hamlet high on the cliff tops near
Crackington. From here one can enjoy breathtaking views of the coast. The tiny
church of St Gennys has a rare altar tabernacle and a fascinating churchyard
with graves of shipwrecked sailors.
St Giles in the Heath
St Juliot is
located on the North Cornwall coast.
St Juliot parish is south of St Gennys, west of Otterham and north of Davidstow and Lesnewth, and
Minster, Forrabury and the Bristol Channel. The Jordan river runs west down a
steep valley to emerge at Boscastle. The church was the meeting place of the
writer Thomas Hardy and Emma Gifford, his first wife. Beeney and Tresparrett are
the villages of the parish. The parish church was dedicated to St Julitta
(Juliot, Julyot, Juletta). It is said that She suffered death, having been
accused by a wicked and violent person who had previously taken from her by
force some major possession. Because of poor maintenance the church was closed
in 1868 for reconstruction and as a consequence only the original 15th century
south aisle (now forming the nave and chancel) remain. There was also a Bible
Christian chapel at nearby Tresparrett.
St Kew is a picturesque little village. Here can be found
St Kew church, which boasts the finest medieval stained glass windows in
Washaway is a little hamlet on the A389 between Bodmin and
Camelford, it has a small church and
here can be found the magnificent gardens of Pencarrow House with its tree-lined
drive that leads to a magnificent Georgian House and gardens.
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The Electoral Parishes and Wards of
Egloshayle, St. Breock, St. Mabyn and St. Tudy
Altarnun, North Hill and St Clether
Blisland and St Breward
Blisland, Cardinham, Helland and St Breward
Bodmin St Mary’s
St Mary’s Ward of the Parish of Bodmin
Bodmin St Petroc
St Petroc Ward of the Parish of Bodmin
Bude Ward of the Parish of Bude-Stratton
The Parish of Camelford
The parishes of Michaelstow, St Teath and Tintagel
The Parishes of Kilkhampton and Morwenstow
The Parishes of Lanhydrock, Lanivet and Withiel
The Parish of Launceston
The Parishes of Launcells, Marhamchurch and Poundstock
The Parishes of North Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston Rural, St Thomas the
Apostle Rural and Werrington
Padstow & District
The Parishes of Padstow, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey and St Merryn
Poughill & Stratton
Poughill & Stratton Ward of the Parish of Bude Stratton
The Parishes of Lawhitton Rural, Lewannick, South Petherwin and Trewen
St Endellion & St Kew
The Parishes of St Endellion and St Kew
The Parishes of St Minver Highlands and St Minver Lowlands
The Parishes of Lezant and Stoke climsland
The Parishes of Advent, Davidstow, Egloskerry, Laneast, Otterham, Tremaine,
Treneglos, Tresmeer and Warbstow
The Parishes of Forrabury & Minster, Lesnewth, St Gennys, St Juliot and Trevalga
The Parish of Wadebridge
Week St Mary & Whitstone
The Parishes of Boyton, Jacobstow, North Tamerton, Week St Mary and Whitstone
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