Place:North Petherwin, Devon, England

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NameNorth Petherwin
Alt namesNorth Petherwynsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.681°N 4.434°W
Located inDevon, England     (1844 - 1966)
Also located inCornwall, England     ( - 1844)
Cornwall, England     (1966 - )
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Broadwoodwidger Rural, Devon, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1966
Launceston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1966
Launceston Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

North Petherwin is a civil parish and village now in east Cornwall, England. The village is situated five miles (8 km) northwest of Launceston on a ridge above the River Ottery valley.

North Petherwin is a rural parish which has transferred between Devon and Cornwall in the past. Until 1844 it was part of Cornwall. In that year it was transferred to Devon but continued to be part of the Launceston Poor Law Union and Rural Sanitary District. In 1894 the rural sanitary district was replaced by the Broadwoodwidger Rural District in Devon and the Launceston Rural District in Cornwall. North Petherwin was considered part of the Broadwoodwidger District, along with two other civil parishes west of the River Tamar. In 1966 this salient was transferred back to Cornwall and North Petherwin became part of the Launceston Rural District until municipal reorganization of 1974. It continues to be part of Cornwall which is now a unitary authority.

Historically, the Dukes of Bedford have been major land owners in the parish. As well as the church town, settlements include Hellescott, Brassacott, and Maxworthy.

Additional source: A Vision of Britain through Time

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