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Poundstock, Cornwall

Historical Description

Poundstock, a village and a parish in Cornwall, The village stands ly mile W of Widemouth Bay, 5½ SSW of Stratton, and 12½ NW of Launceston station on the G.W.R.; was known at Domesday as Poupestock. There is a post office under Stratton; money order and telegraph office, Stratton. Acreage of parish, 4799; population, 496. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belonged anciently to the Earl of Mortaigne. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £140 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has a lofty tower. There are Methodist 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 parishPoundstock St. Neot 
Poor Law unionStratton 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Poundstock from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX23
Post TownBude