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Cornish: Egloswydhyel
Withiel is located in Cornwall
 Withiel shown within Cornwall
Population 351 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SW995654
Civil parish Withiel
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BODMIN
Postcode district PL30
Dialling code 01208
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
List of places

Coordinates: 50°27′14″N 4°49′34″W / 50.454°N 4.826°W / 50.454; -4.826

Withiel (Cornish: Egloswydhyel)[1] is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The name Withiel comes from the Cornish word Gwydhyel, meaning "wooded place".[2] The parish contains the villages of Withielgoose, Retire and Tregawne; the parish had a total population of about 300 in 1824.[3]

The parish church, dedicated to St Clement, is in the village of Withiel and dates back to the 13th century. At Ruthernbridge is an early 15th-century bridge with two pointed arches over the Ruthern. The hamlet here was until 1933 a halt on the Bodmin to Wadebridge railway line.

Notable people from the parish include Sir Bevil Grenville (1596–July 5, 1643), a Royalist soldier in the English Civil War.


St Clement's Church

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