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The parish of


Bolventor Church
The Parish Church
© David Coppin

is a very small parish five miles or so north-east of Bodmin on the A30. It is famous for the Jamaica Inn, a public house that has been there since 1547.
Bolventor, whose name might be derived from "Bold Venture", a reference to the difficulties of farming the moorlands, is a modern parish, formed from parts of Altarnun and St Neot. The church is dedicated to The Holy Trinity and is no longer in use.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for Bolventor is Hilary Watson, who can be reached by Email.



Please visit COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and validated, FreeCens at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for other alternatives.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, GenUKI (link above) and the LDS website (Library section). The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


For information, see GenUKI. Link below  or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.


For a Parish Locator map, click here. Bolventor can be located at coordinates I - 7.

For further map information, please visit GenUKI (Genealogy - United Kingdom & Ireland).

To see a current, zoomable Ordnance Survey map, visit MultiMap, or for maps and satellite images use Google Maps.


St Breward, Altarnun, St Cleer, St Neot and Blisland.