Boyton, a parish chiefly in Cornwall and partly in Devon, on the river Tamar, 5 miles from Launceston station on the L. & S.W.R., and 17 NNW of Tavistock. It has a post office under Launceston, which is the money order office; telegraph office, Tower Hill railway station. Acreage, 4206; population of civil parish, 342; of ecclesiastical, 402. Bradridge, the old seat of the Hoblyns, and Beardon, also an old seat, are now farmhouses. Manganese mines were worked, but have long been discontinued. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £150 with residence. The church is good, and has been restored. There are also Methodist Free Church and Bible Christian chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Boyton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.