St Breward, Cornwall

Photo of St Breward: Coombe Mill. A complex of buildings at the foot of a steep hill now converted for use as holiday accommodation. View of the former miller’s house, looking north. The mill was once powered by a leat from the river Camel, which runs north to south here by Martin Bodman, some rights reserved.

St Breward Cornwall Genealogy & Family History

St Breward is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: Simonward

Other places in the parish include: Lower Lanke.

Parish church: St Breward

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Parishes adjacent to St Breward

  • Advent
  • Bolventor
  • Altarnon
  • Blisland
  • St Tudy
  • St Mabyn
  • Michaelstow
  • Davidstow

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Breward (St.), or Simonward, 6 m. N.E. Bodmin. P. 724

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Breward (St.), or Simonward, a parish in the hundred of Trigg, county of CORNWALL, 6¼ miles (N. by E.) from Bodmin, containing 554 inhabitants. The living is a discharged Vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Cornwall, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king’s books at £8, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is dedicated to St. Bruard. Within this parish are the lofty hills, Rough Tor (by contraction Rowtor), and Brown Willy, from the summits of which there is a view of the English and Bristol channels.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Marriages at St Breward 1558 to 1812

Marriages at St Breward 1558 to 1812 -


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Camelford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Trigg Minor
  • Poor Law Union: Camelford
  • Hundred: Trigg
  • Province: Canterbury