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Helland, Cornwall

Historical Description

Helland, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on the river Camel, 3 miles from Bodmin station on the G.W.R. It was known at Domesday as Henland, and in Camden's " Britannia," 1695, in the map of Cornwall it is marked as Helolan. There is a post office under Bodmin; money order and telegraph office, Bodmin. Acreage, 2493; population, 199. Brodes was the seat of the Glynn family, and the birthplace of Dr R. Glynn Clobury, physician and poet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £130 with residence. The church is ancient, and contains an old monument to a Calwodley. It was restored in 1888. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and some ancient earthworks in the parish.

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 parishHelland St. Helena 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Helland from the following:


Online maps of Helland 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 districtPL30
Post TownBodmin