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Cornish: Lanndhewi
Davidstow is located in Cornwall
 Davidstow shown within Cornwall
Population 470 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SX151872
Civil parish Davidstow
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PL32
Dialling code 01840
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
List of places

Coordinates: 50°39′18″N 4°37′05″W / 50.655°N 4.618°W / 50.655; -4.618

Davidstow (Cornish: Lanndhewi) is a civil parish and village in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is north of Bodmin Moor straddling the A395 road about 3 miles north of Camelford.[1] The hamlets of Hallworthy, Hendraburnick, Tremail and Trewassa are in the parish.[2]

'Davidstow Cheddar' and 'Cathedral City' brands of cheese are produced at Davidstow Creamery which is operated by Dairy Crest using water ultimately from St David's Holy Well, next to the parish church.

A military airfield, RAF Davidstow Moor, was built near the village during the Second World War and was later used as a motor racing circuit.

Parish Church[edit]

'Davidstow' means David's Place and according to legend the church was founded by Saint David in the 6th century, whilst visiting his mother at nearby Altarnun. The church is large but was very much restored in 1875 so that little original work remains inside. Both the nave and the east windows are wider than usual in a Cornish church; a few benchends are interesting, one portrays a bagpiper.[3] The parish is part of the group in the charge of the Rector of Boscastle.



  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 190 Bude & Clovelly ISBN 978-0-319-23145-6
  2. ^ Cornwall; Explore Britain
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books; p. 62

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