Cornwood  Devon


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

CORNWOOD, a village and a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon. The village is commonly called Cross; stands on the river Yealm, close to the borders of Dartmoor, 1½ mile N of the South Devon railway, and 9½ ENE of Plymouth; and has a post office under Ivy-Bridge, a station of the name of Cornwood Road, on the railway, and fairs on the first Monday of May and the fourth Monday of Sept. ...

The parish includes also the hamlet of Lutton, several other small hamlets, and part of the chapelry of Ivy-Bridge. Acres, 10, 680. Real property, £5, 730. Pop., 1, 087. Houses, 201. The property is divided among a few. Delamore House, the seat of the late W. M. Praed, Esq., commands extensive views; Slade, the seat of the Podes, is an interesting ancient mansion; Blatchford, the seat of Lady Rodgers, is an elegant edifice, with some valuable paintings; and Fardell, a very old farm-house, was the occasional residence of Sir Walter Raleigh. About 8, 000 acres of the parish are common and moor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £405.* Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is chiefly perpendicular English, partly much older; and is in tolerable condition. The p. curacy of Ivy-Bridge is a separate benefice. Charities, £68.

Cornwood through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cornwood, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2022

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