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Cardinham, Cornwall

Historical Description

Cardinham, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Fowey, 3 miles NNE of Bodmin Road railway station, and 4 E by N of Bodmin. It has a post and money order office under Bodmin; telegraph office, Bodmin. Acreage, 9634; population, 590. The manor belonged to Robert de Cardinham, ancestor of the Lords Dinham, and has traces of an ancient castle. Glynn, a beautiful place on the Fowey, is the seat of Lord Vivian, and contains an early portrait by Reynolds, which opened the way to his career as an artist. Cardinham Bury is an ancient circular entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £365 with residence. The church is good, and has a brass of a priest. In the churchyard there is an unusually handsome old cross. There is a Wesleyan chapel and a Free Methodist chapel at Millpool.

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 parishCardinham St. Mewbred 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL30
Post TownBodmin