Stratton  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stratton like this:

STRATTON, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred, in Cornwall. The town stands among hills, near the Bude canaland the Bude railway, 2 miles E of the coast, and 16 NNW of Launceston; occupies the site of the Roman Musidunum; was known, at Domesday, as Stratone; belonged then to the Earl of Mortaigne; adjoins Stamford Hill, where a battle was fought, in 1643, between the royalists and the parliamentarians; is a seat of petty-sessions, and a polling place; and has a post-office,‡ designated Stratton, Cornwall, a banking office, a good inn, an ancient church, a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £18 a year, a workhouse, charities £171, a weekly market on Tuesday, and fairs on 19 May, 8 Nov., and 11 Dec.—The parish includes Bude chapelry, extends to the coast, and comprises 2,617 acres of land and 220 of water. ...

Real property, £5,449. Pop., 1,755. Houses, 375. Binhamy or Bimomy castle belonged to the Blanchminsters; passed to the Arundells and the Cartarets; and is now represented by a quadrangular moat in a farm-orchard-The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £201.* Patron, the Prince of Wales. The p. curacy of Bude is a separate benefice.—The sub-district contains 4 parishes. Acres, 13,683. Pop., 3,392. Houses, 704.—The district includes also Kilkhampton and Week-St. Mary sub-districts, and comprises 54,406 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £3,451. Pop. in 1851, 8,580; in 1861, 8,028. Houses, 1,645. Marriages in 1863, 60; births, 254,-of which 16 were illegitimate; deaths, 179,-of which 43 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 589; births, 2,449; deaths, 1,624. The places of worship, in 1851, were 12 of the Church of England, with 4,446 sittings; 13 of Wesleyans, with 1,312 s.; 11 of Bible Christians, with 1,041 s.; and 6 of the Wesleyan Association, with 1,006 s. The schools were 11 public day-schools, with 659 scholars; 17 private day-schools, with 257 s.; and 31 Sunday schools, with 1,345 s.-The hundred is mainly identical with the district. Acres, 53,491. Pop. in 1851, 8,210; in 1861, 7,787. Houses, 1,576.

Stratton through time

Stratton is now part of North Cornwall district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Cornwall has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stratton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stratton in North Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th April 2019

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