Place:Millbrook, Cornwall, England

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NameMillbrook
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates50.367°N 4.183°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoMaker, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which it was part until 1896
St. Germans Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1896-1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Millbrook (Cornish: Govermelin) is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England. The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula four miles (6.5 km) south of Saltash. The population of Millbrook was 2,033 in the 2001 census.

Millbrook was created as a civil parish in 1896 from part of Maker parish. Both Maker and Millbrook were in St. Germans Rural District until 1974.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Millbrook from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MILLBROOK, a fishing-village and a chapelry in Maker parish, Cornwall. The village stands on an inlet of the Tamar, 2 miles, across the Hamoaze, S of Devonport [railway] station; has a post office under Devonport, and fairs on 1 May and 29 Sept.; was once a market-town and a borough; and has a population of about 1,500. The chapelry has no definite limits; and its statistics are returned with the parish. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £160. Patron, the Earl of Mount-Edgecumbe. A battery, for the defence of Plymouth sound, has been erected on heights near the village."

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