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Formerly the county town of Cornwall, with a population in excess of 12,000, Bodmin lies at the heart of Cornwall on the western edge of Bodmin Moor. Bodmin is one of the oldest towns in Cornwall and one of the few recorded in the 11th century Domesday Book. Its fifteenth century Norman church of St Petroc remains one of the largest churches in Cornwall. Historically, the tin industry was the main employer. At one time the town was well known for its holy wells, reputed to cure eye complaints. Places of interest include Bodmin Gaol, site of Britain’s last public hanging in the early nineteenth century. Other buildings of interest to visitors include the Shire Hall and the Regimental Barracks, once home to the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, now a military museum. The map below shows the town as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to enlarge.

Bodmin town map

Map of Bodmin

Old map of the town of Bodmin circa 1950

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Bodmin Map

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