Place:


St Breock  Cornwall

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Breock like this:

BREOCK (St.), a parish in St. Columb district, Cornwall; on the river Camel, including part of the town of Wadebridge, and 10 miles NW of Bodmin-Road r. station. Post Town, Wadebridge, Cornwall. Acres, 8,287; of which 270 are water. Real property, £6,852. Pop., 1,866. Houses, 402. The property is divided among a few The manor belonged once to the Morices; and passed to the Molesworths. ...


An eminence called the Beacon is crowned by a cromlech, and commands a fine view. A mineral traffic is carried on, by railway, with Bodmin and Camelford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £859.* Patron, the Rev. G. S. Prior. The church occupies a picturesque site; contains some old monuments and two brasses; and is in good condition. There are chapels for Independents, Bible Christians, and Wesleyans. The parish bore the name of Pawton at the Domesday survey.

St Breock through time

St Breock is now part of North Cornwall district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Cornwall has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Breock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Breock in North Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3877

Date accessed: 24th October 2017


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