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Withiel, Cornwall

Withiel is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The name Withiel comes from the Cornish word Gwydhyel, meaning "wooded place". The parish contains the villages of Withielgoose, Retire and Tregawne; the parish had a total population of about 300 in 1824. The parish church, dedicated to St Clement, is in the village of Withiel and dates back to the 13th century. At Ruthernbridge is an early 15th century bridge with two pointed arches over the Ruthern.
Post townBODMIN
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9965
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01208
Population351 (Civil Parish, 2001)
 

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

Berneves ~ Widie

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

Withiel, par. and vil., Cornwall - par., 3091 ac., pop. 408; vil., 7 miles W. of Bodmin Road ry. sta.; P.O.

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