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Boyton

Boyton or Boieton may be from the Cornish or French words for wood or forest, which agrees well with the situation of the parish. It lies a few miles north of Launceston and just to the west of the Devon border that runs along the River Tamar.

Like many Cornish parishes it existed before the Domesday Book recorded it. The owners of the land, the Abbots of Tavistock, lost it to the Earl of Mortain, William the Conqueror's brother and the chief Norman in Cornwall after the Conquest. The church is still in use today and is dedicated to The Holy Name.


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02 Mar 2014

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Boyton One-Place Study