Place:Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England

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NameKilkhampton
Alt namesChilchetonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 60
Chilchetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 60
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.883°N 4.483°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoStratton Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stratton Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Stratton Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kilkhampton (Cornish: Kylgh) is a village and civil parish in northeast Cornwall, England. The village is on the A39 about four miles (6 km) north-northeast of Bude.

Kilkhampton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Chilchetone". The population of the parish was 1,193 in the 2001 census.

The remains of a late Norman period motte-and-bailey castle known as Penstowe Castle are located 500 metres west of the village. Further west, at Stowe is the site of Stowe House, the grand mansion of John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, built in 1680 but demolished in 1739: some of the stonework was reused at Penstowe, also in the parish.

Kilkhampton was part of the Stratton Hundred of Cornwall and in Stratton 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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