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Withiel, Cornwall

Historical Description

Withiel, a parish in Cornwall, 5½ miles from Wadebridge station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6 from Bodmin station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bodmin; money order and telegraph office, Roche. Acreage, 3091; population, 338. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor was known at Domesday as Berneves, and belonged for several centuries to Bodmin Priory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £340 with residence. The church is a building of stone and granite in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled tower. There are Wesleyan 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 parishWithiel St. Uvell 
Poor Law unionBodmin 

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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