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Marhamchurch, Cornwall

Historical Description

Marhamchurch, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands near the Bude Canal, 1¾ mile from the coast, 2 miles SSW of Stratton, and 8 from Holsworthy station on the L. &S.W.R; was known at Domesday as Maromeerch, and has a post office under Stratton; money order and telegraph office, Stratton. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 2716 acres; population, 484. The manor belonged at Domesday to the Earl of Mortaigne, passed to the Pyne, the Rolle, and the Trefusis families, and now belongs to Lord Churston. An inclined plane of the Bude Canal, worked by a waterwheel, is in the parish, and there is an iron foundry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £303 with residence. The church is ancient but good, has a tower, contains some old monuments, and was restored and enlarged in 1879. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian 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 parishMarham-Church St. Marvenne 
Poor Law unionStratton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Marhamchurch 1558-1812, Cornwall is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marhamchurch from the following:


Online maps of Marhamchurch 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 districtEX23
Post TownBude