Category: Kilkhampton, Cornwall

Categories: Cornwall, Places | Stratton Hundred, Cornwall


Kilkhampton is a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stratton district, Cornwall, England. Kilkhampton village, near the river Tamar at the boundary with Devon, is close to Stratton town and the coast near Lower-Sharpnose point, was once a market town. The parish extends to the coast. In 1870-72, there were 1,198 people living in 223 houses. From the Norman Conquest in 1066 until 1711, the manor belonged to the Grenvilles, who became Earls of Bath, then to the last Earl's aunt, the widow of George Lord Carteret, and through her, to Lord John Thynne. There was a magnificent mansion called Stowe, built on the site of a previous mansion in 1680 by one of the Grenvilles, but it was demolished in 1720. The partly-Norman church has a pinnacled tower, contained carved seats, and costly memorials of the Granvilles. The sub-district also contains Moorwinstow parish.[1]

  1. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kilkhampton in North Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.(http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3858 : accessed 29 May 2016).

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