Bodmin shown within Cornwall
|Population||12,778 (Civil Parish, 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|European Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Cornwall|
|List of places: UK • England • Cornwall|
Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a town in Cornwall, United Kingdom, with a population of 12,778 (2001 census). For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Housing On 9th January 2008 the ‘Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West’ (RSS announced plans to massively increase house-building in Cornwall stating that almost 70000 Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Plymouth postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Bodmin, Boscastle, Callington, Calstock, The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall in The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Cornwall County Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Divisions & Stations The trust is split into 2 divisions West - Devon and Cornwall including West Divisional HQ 999 and PTS Control at South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election North Cornwall is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of all the Towns and Villages of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It was the county town of Cornwall, until the Crown Courts moved to Truro, which is also the administrative centre. A county town is the 'capital' of a County in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. Truro (ˈtruːrəʊ Truru is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and is the centre for administration leisure It is in the North Cornwall district. Housing On 9th January 2008 the ‘Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West’ (RSS announced plans to massively increase house-building in Cornwall stating that almost 70000 Its mayor is Cllr Robert "Bob" Micek. 
Bodmin lies in the centre of Cornwall, along the western edge of Bodmin Moor. Bodmin Moor ( Cornish: Goen Bren) is a Granite Moorland in northeastern Cornwall, UK, 208 km² (80 sq mile in size dating St. Petroc founded a priory in Bodmin in the 6th century and gave the town its alternate name of Petrockstow. Petrock redirects here You may be looking for Pet Rock, or the 7th century Dumnonian king Petroc Baladrddellt. The 6th century is the period from 501 to 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian / Common Era. Bodmin is one of the oldest towns in the Duchy, and the only Cornish settlement of size recorded in the Domesday Book of the late 11th century. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey In the 15th century the Norman church of St. Petroc was heavily rebuilt and stands as one of the largest churches in Cornwall. Also built at that time was an abbey, now mostly ruined. For most of Bodmin's history, the tin industry was a mainstay of the economy. Tin is a Chemical element with the symbol Sn (stannum and Atomic number 50
It has been suggested that the town's name comes from an archaic word in the Cornish "bod" (meaning a dwelling; the later word is "bos") and a contraction of "menegh" (monks). For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. It may however refer to an earlier monastic settlement instituted by St. Gonion, which St. Petroc took as his site.
An inscription on a stone built into the wall of a summer house in Lancarffe furnishes proof of a settlement in Bodmin in the early Middle Ages. It is a memorial to one "Duno[. ]atus son of Me[. ]cagnus" and has been dated from the sixth to eighth centuries. 
Bodmin was the centre of three Cornish uprisings. The first was the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 when a Cornish army, led by Michael An Gof, a blacksmith from St. Keverne. The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Michael Joseph (better known as Michael An Gof, where An Gof is Cornish for " Blacksmith " died 24 June 1497) St Keverne ( Cornish: Lannaghevran) is a village and Civil parish in the Kerrier district of Cornwall, United Kingdom, and Thomas Flamank, a lawyer from Bodmin, marched to Blackheath in London where they were eventually defeated by 10,000 men of the King's army under Baron Daubeny. Thomas Flamank (executed June 24, 1497) was a Lawyer from Cornwall who together with Michael An Gof led the Cornish Rebellion Then, in the Autumn of 1497, a man named Perkin Warbeck tried to usurp the throne from Henry VII. Perkin Warbeck (1474 &ndash 23 November 1499) was a Pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII of England Warbeck was proclaimed King Richard IV in Bodmin but Henry had little difficulty crushing the uprising. Finally, in 1549, Cornishmen rose once again in rebellion when the staunchly Protestant Edward VI tried to impose a new Prayer Book. Edward VI (12 October 1537 &ndash 6 July 1553 became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine Cornish people were still strongly attached to the Catholic religion and again a Cornish army was formed in Bodmin which marched across the border to lay siege to Exeter in Devon. This became known as the Prayer Book Rebellion. The Prayer Book Rebellion, Western Rising or Western Rebellion was a popular revolt in Cornwall and Devon, in 1549 Proposals to translate the Prayer Book into Cornish were suppressed and in total 4,000 people were killed in the rebellion.
Bodmin Gaol, operational for over 150 years but now a semi-ruin, was built in the late 18th century, and was the first British prison to hold prisoners in separate cells (though often up to 10 at a time) rather than communally. Bodmin Gaol (alternatively Bodmin Jail) is a tourist attraction and former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system Over fifty prisoners condemned at the Bodmin Assize Court were hanged at the prison. The Court of Assize, or Assizes, is a medieval term for Legal codes (such as Assizes of Jerusalem) that continues to be used in modern times It was also used for temporarily holding prisoners sentenced to transportation, awaiting transfer to the prison hulks lying in the highest navigable reaches of the River Fowey. Also, during World War I the prison held some of Britain's priceless national treasures including the Domesday Book, the ring and the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey The collective term Crown Jewels denotes the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the Coronation ceremony and at various other
Other buildings of interest include the former Shire Hall, now a tourist information centre, and the Regimental Barracks of the now defunct Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, now a regimental museum. A county hall or shire hall is the Headquarters of a County 's administration. The Duke of Cornwall 's Light Infantry was the 32nd Regiment of Foot of the British Army. It includes the history of the regiment from 1702, plus a military library. The original barracks make the regimental museum and it was founded in 1925. There is a fine collection of small arms and machine guns, plus maps, uniforms and paintings on display.
In 1966, the "Finn VC Estate" was named in honour of Victoria cross winner James Henry Finn who once lived in the Town. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. See below the section "Separate Commonwealth awards" Note that since James Henry Finn VC ( 24 November 1893 - 30 March 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the
The Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve is the hill overlooking the town. The reserve has 83 acres (33. 6 ha) of public land and at its highest point it reaches 162 metres with the distinctive landmark at the summit. The 44-metre tall monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert was built in 1857. Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the
There are no independent schools in the area.
St. Petroc's Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School Athelstan Park, Bodmin, Cornwall was given this title in September 1990 after the amalgamation of St. Petroc's Infant School and St. Petroc's Junior School.
St. Petroc's is a large school with some 440 pupils between the ages of four and eleven. Eight of its fourteen governors are nominated by the Diocese of Truro or the Parochial Church Council of St. The Diocese of Truro forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. Petroc's, Bodmin.
Bodmin College is a large state comprehensive school for ages 11-18 on the outskirts of the town and on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Its headmaster is Mr Robert Mitchell. The College is home to the nationally acclaimed "Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra", run by former Director of Music at the school Adrian Evans. 
In 1997, Systems & Control students at Bodmin College constructed Roadblock, a robot which entered and won the first series of Robot Wars and was succeeded by "The Beast of Bodmin". Roadblock is a Robot built to compete in the BBC Television series of Robot Wars.
Bodmin Parkway railway station is served by main line trains and is situated on the Cornish Main Line about 3½ miles (5½ km) south-east from the town centre. Bodmin Parkway railway station is a station on the Cornish Main Line and serves the nearby Town of Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom The Cornish Main Line is a Railway line in the United Kingdom, which forms the backbone for rail services in Cornwall, as well as providing a direct A heritage railway, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, runs from Bodmin Parkway station via Bodmin General railway station to Boscarne Junction where there is access to the Camel Trail. A heritage railway ( United Kingdom) preserved railway ( United Kingdom) or tourist railroad ( United States and Canada) is a The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway (BWSR is a Heritage railway, based at Bodmin in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Bodmin General railway station, located in Bodmin, Cornwall, Great Britain, was the terminus of the Great Western Railway 's Bodmin branch line The Camel Trail is a disused and resurfaced railway line in Cornwall, United Kingdom, that provides a recreational route for walkers cyclists and horse riders
Bodmin is home to the thunder races championship winners, brian, spencer and steve. (The beasts of Bodmin)
The beasts of bodmin also took part in the scrapheap challenge and scrapheap challenge finals.