Place:Bodmin, Cornwall, England

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NameBodmin
Alt namesBodminesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 59
TypeTown, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates50.483°N 4.717°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoTrigg Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred of which it was a part
Bodmin Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bodmin is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated in the centre of the county southwest of Bodmin Moor.

The extent of the civil parish corresponds fairly closely to that of the town so is mostly urban in character. It is bordered to the east by Cardinham parish, to the southeast by Lanhydrock parish, to the southwest and west by Lanivet parish, and to the north by Helland parish.

Bodmin has a population of 12,778 (2001 census). It was formerly the county town of Cornwall until the Crown Courts moved to Truro which is also the administrative centre (before 1835 the county town was Launceston). Bodmin was in the administrative North Cornwall District until local government reorganisation in 2009 abolished the District (see also Politics of Cornwall#Cornwall Council). The town is part of the North Cornwall parliamentary constituency, which is represented by Dan Rogerson MP.

Bodmin Town Council is made up of 16 councillors who are elected to serve a term of four years. Each year, the Council elects one of its number as Mayor to serve as the town's civic leader and to chair council meetings.

Bodmin was established as a municipal borough in 1835 and continued to be so until the municipal reorganization of 1974. Prior to 1835 it was an "ancient borough" in the Trigg Hundred. In 1934 the rural district for the surrounding area, named Bodmin Rural District, was abolished and part of Bodmin Civil Parish which had been part of the rural district was absorbed into the borough.

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