St Breock, Cornwall
Breock, St, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Camel, including part of the town of Wadebridge, 1 mile from Wadebridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wadebridge, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 7976, with 264 of water and foreshore; population, 1763. The manor belonged once to the Morices, and passed to the Molesworths. An eminence called the Beacon is crowned by a cromlech, and commands a fine view. A mineral traffic is carried on by railway with Bodmin and Camelford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro, annexed to Whiterocke; gross value, £969 with residence. The church occupies a picturesque site, contains some old monuments and two brasses, and is in good condition; it was well restored in 1881. There are Congregational, Bible Christian, and Wesleyan chapels. The parish bore the name of Pawton at the Domesday survey.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||St. Breock St. Breoke|
|Poor Law union||St. Columb Major|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Breock from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Breock, St. (St. Breoke))
Online maps of St Breock 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.