Helland (St. Helena)

HELLAND (St. Helena), a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of Trigg, E. division of Cornwall, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Bodmin; containing 300 inhabitants. Castlewood, here, derives its name from an ancient castle, of which only the mount, surrounded by a moat, is remaining; and opposite to it, in Lower Helland wood, is a similar relic. The parish comprises 2186 acres, of which 179 are common or waste; it is intersected by the river Camel, and the railroad from Wadebridge passes through part of it. The scenery derives much beauty from the windings of the river, the banks of which are lofty, and richly clothed with wood. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 13. 9.; net income, £196; patron, William Morshead, Esq. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Dr. Richard Glynn Clobury, an eminent poet and physician, was born at Brodes, in the parish.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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