Baldhu

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Baldhu
Baldhu Church - geograph.org.uk - 377718.jpg
Parish Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
Baldhu is located in Cornwall
Baldhu
Baldhu
Baldhu shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW7742
Civil parish
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Truro
Postcode district TR3 6
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°14′49″N 5°07′34″W / 50.247°N 05.126°W / 50.247; -05.126Coordinates: 50°14′49″N 5°07′34″W / 50.247°N 05.126°W / 50.247; -05.126

Baldhu (Cornish: Bal Du, meaning black mine) (/bælˈdjuː/, /bɔːlˈdjuː/, or /bɔːlˈd/)[1] is a village and parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[2] It is in the civil parish of Kea.

The parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, designed by William White, is the burial place of Billy Bray, the revivalist preacher who was born at the nearby hamlet of Twelveheads.[3]

Baldhu is a former mining village (the name comes from the Cornish for 'black mine') and it is situated above the Carnon Valley 3 miles (5 kilometres) west of Truro.[4] The parish was created in 1847 out of parts of Kea and Kenwyn and the church of St Michael was built soon after.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, G. M. BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 9.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  3. ^ Wright, C. Billy Bray in His Own Words; Highland Books 2004; ISBN 1-897913-73-7
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
Baldhu Chapel, built in 1889 as Baldhu Wesleyan Chapel