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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Withiel St. Uvell|
|Poor Law union||Bodmin|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Withiel from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Withiel (St. Uvell))
Online maps of Withiel 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.