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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cardinham St. Mewbred|
|Poor Law union||Bodmin|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cardinham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Cardinham (St. Mewbred))
Online maps of Cardinham 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.