Bradock (or Braddock), Cornwall

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Bradock (or Braddock), Cornwall has also been known as Broadoak, Brodehoc or Broadoke, lies to the east of Boconnoc, just south of the Lostwithiel to Liskeard road and about half way between those two towns. It is named after the Old English for Broad Hook or Oak. As an ecclesiastical parish it was amalgamated with Boconnoc in 1741. The Boconnoc chuch is seldom open to the public today.

The church is dedicated to Our Lady and the parish registers from 1578 to 1850 are in the IGI. The parish existed before the Norman Conquest and is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 which says that Earl Aelfric had held it before 1066. . After the conquest it was held by Robert of Mortain, brother of William the Conquerer.

On 19th January 1643 at Braddock Down, Cornish Royalists defeated the Parliamentary troops and secured control of Cornwall for the King. Further deails on the Boconnoc page.

On Bradock Downs are ancient barrows from the Iron Age, from which urns of rough pottery have been found.

West Taphouse is a hamlet one and three-quarters miles north-west of the church.

Bradock, Cornwall, genealogical information from Genuki Genealogical


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