Wadebridge, a small seaport town in Egloshayle and St Breock parishes, Cornwall, on the river Camel, with stations on the G.W.R. & L. & S.W.R., 279 miles from London, and 6 NW by W of Bodmin. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, three banks, two chief inns, a seventeen-arched bridge, a masonic hall, and a literary institution. A handsome town-hall was erected in 1888, and is a building of local stone with granite dressings. The market days are Tuesday and Friday, a fair is held on 22 June, and a cattle market is held on the second Tuesday in every month. The nearest churches are those of the parishes of St Breock and Egloshayle. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and Free Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wadebridge from the following:
Online maps of Wadebridge 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.