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Blisland, Cornwall

Historical Description

Blisland, a parish in Cornwall, on the border of the moors, 4 miles NNE of Bodmin, and 5½ N of Bodmin Road station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Bodmin; telegraph office, St Breward; money order office, St Tudy (R.S.O.) Acreage, 6445; population, 510. Granite, schist, stream-tin, and other minerals are found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £495 with residence. The church has a fine brass of 1410, and is good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A fair is held on the Monday after Sept. 11.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishBlisland St. Pratt 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blisland from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL30
Post TownBodmin