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Wadebridge, Cornwall

Historical Description

Wadebridge, a small seaport town in Egloshayle and St Breock parishes, Cornwall, on the river Camel, with stations on the G.W.R. & L. & S.W.R., 279 miles from London, and 6 NW by W of Bodmin. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, three banks, two chief inns, a seventeen-arched bridge, a masonic hall, and a literary institution. A handsome town-hall was erected in 1888, and is a building of local stone with granite dressings. The market days are Tuesday and Friday, a fair is held on 22 June, and a cattle market is held on the second Tuesday in every month. The nearest churches are those of the parishes of St Breock and Egloshayle. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and 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 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wadebridge from the following:


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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 districtPL27
Post TownWadebridge