Millbrook, Cornwall

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Coordinates: 50°20′53″N 4°13′01″W / 50.348°N 4.217°W / 50.348; -4.217

Millbrook
Cornish: Govermelin
Millbrook.jpg
The village, with the creek in the centre
Millbrook is located in Cornwall
Millbrook
Millbrook
 Millbrook shown within Cornwall
Population 2,033 (2001)
OS grid reference SX423522
Civil parish Millbrook
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TORPOINT
Postcode district PL10
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
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Millbrook (Cornish: Govermelin) is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula four miles (6.5 km) south of Saltash.[1] The population of Millbrook was 2,033 in the 2001 census.[2]

Millbrook is at the head of a tidal creek which is now dammed as a flood prevention measure. The resulting pool and wetlands are a popular birdwatching site.

The seal of the borough of Millbrook was a mill with waterwheel in a stream of water amid trees and hounds, with the legend "Sigillum de Millbrookia".[3]

Flower Boat Ritual[edit]

The Flower Boat Ritual takes place on (May Day bank holiday).[4] During mid-morning, a procession of dancers and singers parade through Millbrook and the neighbouring villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, stopping at chosen houses and inns on the way. They carry with them a boat decorated with all the available spring flowers. In the evening, the boat is launched on the water, with a firework accompaniment. The ritual has been carried out in Millbrook since the 14th century, and is thought to be pagan in origin.

Sport[edit]

The local football club, Millbrook, was founded in 1888 and compete in the South West Peninsula League which sits at Steps 6 and 7 of the National League System. The club play at Jenkins Park and are managed by Ryan Swiggs. The club have had plenty of success over the past 25 years and is a massive part of the local community.

Millbrook along with the rest of the Rame Peninsula is a good spot for fishing.

In 2008 sailor and adventurer Pete Goss MBE built his 37-foot Cornish lugger Spirit of Mystery with the help of local craftsmen in a shed at Innsworke Mill Boat Yard in Millbrook. The boat is a replica of Mystery, which made a voyage to Australia and back in 1854-55.

Religion[edit]

The modern parish church is dedicated to All Saints.[5] The parish was created from part of Maker parish in 1869.[6] The village also has a Methodist chapel.[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Millbrook". GENUKI. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Pascoe, W. H. (1979). A Cornish Armory. Padstow, Cornwall: Lodenek Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-902899-76-7. 
  4. ^ Landmark Visitors Guide - Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly - ISBN 1-84306-310-7
  5. ^ "Millbrook: All Saints, Millbrook". A Church Near You. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Cornish Church Guide (1925) Truro: Blackford
  7. ^ "Millbrook Methodist Church". Plymouth & Devonport Methodist Circuit. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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