Coordinates: 50°25′48″N 4°14′53″W / 50.430°N 4.248°W / 50.430; -4.248
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Botus Fleming
Pictorial main three-panes of east window of St Mary's church in well-illuminated glass
Botus Fleming is located in Cornwall
Botus Fleming
Botus Fleming
Location within Cornwall
Population771 (Civil Parish, 2011)
OS grid referenceSX 404 614
Civil parish
  • Botus Fleming
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALTASH
Postcode districtPL12
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°25′48″N 4°14′53″W / 50.430°N 4.248°W / 50.430; -4.248
Moditonham House, c. 1818

Botus Fleming or Botusfleming (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