St Breock, Cornwall

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

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Ancient County Cornwall
Ecclesiastical parish St. Breock St. Breoke
Hundred Pyder
Poor Law union St. Columb Major

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CountyCornwall
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtPL27
Post TownWadebridge