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Otterham, Cornwall

Historical Description

Otterham, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands on the rivulet Attery, 6½ miles NNE of Camelford, and 11½ WNW of Launceston station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. Post town, Camelford; money order and telegraph office, Boscastle. Acreage of parish, 3296; population, 154. The manor belonged anciently to the Earl of Mortaigne; passed to the Champernownes, the Coplestons, and others; and belongs now to the Owens. There are several barrows. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; net value, £144 with residence. The church was entirely rebuilt in 1890.

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 parishOtterham St. Denis 
Poor Law unionCamelford 

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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