St Breward, Cornwall
Breward, St, or Simonward, a parish in Cornwall, on the river Lank, under Brown Willey Mountain, 7 miles N by E of Bodmin station on the G.W.R., 5½ from Camelford station on the L. & S.W.R. and 8 N by W of Bodmin Road station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bodmin. Acreage, 9435; population, 779. The surface is prevailingly moorish, upland, and rugged, but encloses fine scenes, and commands fine prospects. Brown Willey and Rough Tor Mountains figure conspicuously in the landscape. Hanter-Gantick, 1 mile S of the church town, is a deep romantic valley, sometimes called the Cornish Valley of Rocks. The stone for the Eddystone Lighthouse and Tower Bridge was quarried at the Eddystone quarries in the parish. Tin, copper, and china clay are also worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £230. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Truro. The church is partly Norman in style, and in fair condition.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||St. Breward St. Bruard|
|Poor Law union||Camelford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for St Breward from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Breward, St., or Simonward (St. Bruard))
Online maps of St Breward are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.