Place:Davidstow, Cornwall, England

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NameDavidstow
Alt namesDewstowsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.655°N 4.616°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoLesnewth Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Camelford Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Davidstow is a civil parish and village in north Cornwall, England. The village is north of Bodmin Moor straddling the A395 road about 3 miles north of Camelford. The hamlets of Hallworthy, Hendraburnick, Tremail and Trewassa are in the parish. Hallworthy is also considered to be in the neighbouring parish of Treneglos.

'Davidstow' and 'Cathedral City' brands of cheese are produced at Davidstow Creamery which is operated by Dairy Crest using water ultimately from St David's Holy Well, next to the parish church.

Davidstow was part of the Lesnewth Hundred of Cornwall and in Camelford Rural District between 1894 and 1974.

Research Tips

One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.

The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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