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Michaelstow, Cornwall

Historical Description

Michaelstow, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Camel, 3½ miles SSW of Camelford, and 10 N by W of Bodmin Road station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It contains the hamlet of Treveighan, and its post town is Camelford. Acreage, 1635; population, 255. An ancient quadrangular entrenchment is on Michaelstow Beacon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church is a stone structure with a tower, has been restored, and contains monuments of the Lowers. There are Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and United Free 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 parishMichaelstow St. Michael 
Poor Law unionCamelford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL30
Post TownBodmin