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Budock, Cornwall

Historical Description

Budock or St Budock, a parish in Cornwall. It adjoins Falmouth on the SW, extends thence to Falmouth Bay, includes Pendennis Castle, and has ready communication with Falmouth railway station. Post town, Falmouth. Acreage, 3734; population of the civil parish, 2414; of the ecclesiastical, 1397. Granite abounds. A college was founded in 1270 at Glasenay by Bishop Bronescombe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro. The church contains monuments of the Killigrews, and is good. It is the mother parish and church of Falmouth and Penwaris, and in the 13th century was the mother church of St Gluvias also. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishBudock St. Budoke 
Poor Law unionFalmouth 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Budock 1653-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Budock from the following:


Online maps of Budock are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR11
Post TownFalmouth