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East window of St Mary's church - Botusfleming - - 1599627.jpg
Pictorial main three-panes of east window of St Mary's church in well-illuminated glass
Botusfleming is located in Cornwall
Botusfleming shown within Cornwall
Population 771 (Civil Parish, 2011)
OS grid reference SX 404 614
Civil parish
  • Botus Fleming
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALTASH
Postcode district PL12
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°25′48″N 4°14′53″W / 50.430°N 4.248°W / 50.430; -4.248Coordinates: 50°25′48″N 4°14′53″W / 50.430°N 4.248°W / 50.430; -4.248
Moditonham House, c. 1818

Botusfleming or Botus Fleming (Cornish: Bosflumyes) is a village and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[1] The 2001 census gives the parish population as 783,which decreased to 771 at the 2011 census.[2] The village is about three miles north-west of Saltash at grid reference SX 403 612. There is a public house (the Rising Sun), a market garden and a small colony of artists, but the village is mostly a dormitory area for Plymouth.

Parish church[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and has a western tower and a fine arcade between the nave and the north aisle. The church was restored in 1872 by Henry Eliott; this restoration included new roofs, floors, pews and glazing. The font is of Polyphant stone, probably 14th century in date. In a field near the church is an obelisk in memory of William Martyn built in 1762.[3]

In the church is a stone effigy of a knight in armour; he is thought to be Stephen le Fleming who was a medieval Crusader and perhaps left his name to the place.[4]

Other buildings[edit]

  • Moditonham House is the site of the medieval castle of the Moditons and is now a large Georgian house which is a grade two* listed building incorporating fabric from the earlier building.[5][6] Michael Loam, a Cornish engineer who introduced the first man engine (a device to carry men up and down the shaft of a mine) into the UK died here.
  • The Bidwell is a 20th-century restored 14th century constructed well (with a roof) on a main street in the village, with a 19th-century statue of Saint Mary (mother of Jesus).[7]
  • The Rising Sun pub was voted number 5 in Britain's Good Pub Guide 2009.
Crossroads at Botusfleming


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Beacham, Peter & Pevsner, Nikolaus (2014). Cornwall. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12668-6; p. 112
  4. ^ Mee, Arthur, ed. (1937) Cornwall. (The King's England.) London: Hodder & Stoughton; pp. 33-34
  5. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed., revised by E. Radcliffe. Penguin; p. 44-45
  6. ^ "Moditonham House, Botusfleming". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1137879)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Botusfleming at Wikimedia Commons