Place:


Broadoak  Cornwall

 

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

BROADOAK, or Bradock, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; 2 miles SSW of Doublebois r. station, and 4 NE by E of Lostwithiel. It includes West Taphouse hamlet; and its Post Town is Lostwithiel. Acres, 3,367. Real property, £1,464. Pop., 274. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. ...


The manor was held, at Domesday, by Robert, Earl of Mortaigne. Broadoak-down was the scene of the defeat, in 1643, of the parliamentarians under Ruthven by the royalists under Hopton. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Boconnoc, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is good, and has an ancient font.

Broadoak through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3839

Date accessed: 29th November 2020


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