Withiel shown within Cornwall
|Population||351 (Civil Parish, 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Cornwall|
Withiel (Cornish: Egloswydhyel) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The name Withiel comes from the Cornish word Gwydhyel, meaning "wooded place". The parish contains the villages of Withielgoose, Retire and Tregawne; the parish had a total population of about 300 in 1824.
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.
- Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
- Mills, A. D. (1981) The Popular Dictionary of English Place-Names, ISBN 0-7525-1851-8
- Hitchins, Fortescue; Drew, Samuel (1824). The History of Cornwall: from the earlist records and traditions, to the present time. W. Penaluna. p. 682. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
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