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Davidstow, Cornwall

Historical Description

Davidstow (popularly Dewstow), a parish in Cornwall, 4 miles NE by N of Camelford, and 12 W by N of Launces-ton station on the L. & S.W.R. and G.W.R. Post town, Camelford. Acreage, 6853; population, 393. The surface is very bleak, and a great moor of it extends to Bowtor and Brown Willy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £183. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is interesting. There are Bible Christian and Methodist chapels.

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 parishDavidstow St. David 
Poor Law unionCamelford 

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 districtPL32
Post TownCamelford