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The parish of
The village of Bridgerule lies adjacent to the Cornish border, near to Holsworthy in the County of Devon, and Bude in Cornwall. It lies on both sides of the Tamar Valley. The western side lies close to the Bude Canal and was in Cornwall until 1844 when the county boundary was adjusted to bring both Western and Eastern Bridgerule into Devon.
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Bridgerule is Judith Upton who can be contacted by Email. This email address is for genealogy enquiries only, Judith is not the current Clerk to the Parish Council.
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.
Parish Registers dating back to 1702 are held in the Devon Record Office. They cover:
For information, see GenUKI (link below) or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.
Information about, and photographs of, present day Bridgerule can be found on this website.
For a transcription of Hearth Tax Returns for Bridgerule, 1662 - 1674, click here.
Some Memorial Inscriptions (mainly for members of the HONEY family) are here.
A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference. For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.
For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.
For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.
For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.
To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Bridgerule at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.
Bridgerule is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page n172). Also downloadable as a pdf.