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Kilkhampton, Cornwall

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Kilkhampton, Cornwall

Kilkhampton is a village and civil parish in northeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is on the A39 about four miles (6 km) north-northeast of Bude. Kilkhampton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Chilchetone". The population of the parish was 1,193 in the 2001 census. The remains of a late Norman period motte-and-bailey castle known as Penstowe Castle are located 500 metres west of the village.
Post townBUDE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSS2511
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01288
Population1,193 (Civil Parish, 2001)

Other names by which Kilkhampton, Cornwall has been known in the past


Kilkhampton, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kilkhampton, par. and vil., Cornwall. 4 miles NE. of Stratton, 8272 ac. (195 water), pop. 975; P.O., T.O. Hervey is said to have framed his Meditations in the churchyard of Kilkhampton.

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