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Little Petherick, Cornwall

Historical Description

Petherick, Little (more properly called Petrock Union), a parish in Cornwall, on a creek of the Camel estuary, 3 miles S of Padstow, and 5 from Wadebridge station on the G.W.R. Acreage, 1224; population of the civil parish, 178 , of the ecclesiastical, 939. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £300 with residence. The church is ancient, has been restored, has an ivy-clad tower,. and contains a few brasses.

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 parishLittle Petherick St. Petrock 
Poor Law unionSt. Columb Major 

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 districtPL27
Post TownWadebridge