St Tudy, Cornwall

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St Tudy nestles close to Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall. St Tudy is a picturesque parish and village, which has a long and distinguished history. It has grown centred around the original Celtic graveyard (God's acre) now containing the beautiful Grade 1 listed parish church and interesting 'Clink' building to the north.

The village name is derived from Tudy a 6th Century monk and missionary strongly associated with the founding of monasteries and churches in Brittany.

The form of St Tudy village is nucleated with a spider's web of lanes radiating from the centre. The village contains a Methodist chapel, primary school, pub, original forge and thriving post office and stores. The village is surrounded by many small country houses including Tremeer, Lamellen, Wetherham and Tinten.

Tinten is believed to be the birthplace of Captain Bligh of Bounty fame. William Bligh was born at Tinten Manor here on September 9th 1754, the only son of Francis Bligh (died 27 Dec 1780) and his wife Jane Pearce

The parish covers some 3,257 acres of undulating farmland with wooded area. Many cottages and houses built of local materials i.e. greenstone, granite and Delabole slate. Most important of all are the people of St Tudy who pull together in a way that has created a special community.

St Tudy information at the St Tudy web site 

William Bligh - comprehensive service record

St Tudy, Cornwall genealogical information from Genuki


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