Place:Poughill, Cornwall, England

Alt namesPocheellasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Pocheellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Pochehillasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Pochehillesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.85°N 4.526°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
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a place named Poughill in Devon.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Poughill (pronounced "Pofil" or "Puffil") is a hamlet in north-east Cornwall, England. It is located one mile north of Bude.

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

"POUGHILL, a parish in Stratton district, Cornwall; on the coast, 1¼ mile N W of Stratton, and 17 N N W of Launceston r. station. Post-town, Stratton, Cornwall. Acres: 1,947; of which 100 are water. Real property: £2, 145. Population: 363. Houses: 86. The property is much subdivided. The manor was known, at Domesday, as Pochehelle; belonged then to the Earl of Mortaigne; was given to Cliff abbey in Somerset; and passed to the Stanburys and others. Flexbury and Bushill are chief residences. Stamford hill was the scene of a defeat of the parliamentarians in 1643. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £116. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and has a pinnacled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, an alms-house, and other charities £4."

Poughill was part of the Stratton Hundred of Cornwall and in Stratton Rural District between 1894 and 1974. Part of the parish was absorbed by the neigbouring urban district of Bude-Stratton in 1934

Research Tips

The Rootsweb website Poughill contains historical data (more than given above) and free searchable parish registers. 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 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 organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century plus excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes and reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960.
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