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Otterham is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
Population228 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid referenceSX 168 907
Civil parish
  • Otterham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL32
Dialling code01840
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°41′13″N 4°35′42″W / 50.687°N 4.595°W / 50.687; -4.595Coordinates: 50°41′13″N 4°35′42″W / 50.687°N 4.595°W / 50.687; -4.595
Otterham Church

Otterham (Cornish: Prasotri[1]) is a village and a civil parish in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately ten miles (16 km) south of Bude and six miles (9.7 km) north of Camelford.[2]

Otterham Mill, Otterham Down and Otterham Station (see below) are neighbouring settlements to Otterham village; all take the name from the River Ottery which rises in the parish.

The parish is in the Hundred of Lesnewth and Deanery of Trigg Major. It is in the Registration District of Camelford and belongs to the Boscastle group of Anglican parishes. Otterham parish is bounded to the north by St Gennys, to the east by Warbstow, to the south by Davidstow and to the west by St Juliot. The parish is rural with small hamlets and farmsteads spread fairly evenly across it: the population of the parish in the 2001 census was 228.[3]

The parish church of St Denis at grid reference SX 168 907 is in Otterham village and has a 40 ft tower housing three bells. The church was built in the Norman period but was altered in 1889 when the north transept was demolished.

Otterham Station[edit]

Map of the stations on the North Cornwall Railway

Otterham Station ( 50°40′30″N 4°36′47″W / 50.675°N 4.613°W / 50.675; -4.613 ) is a settlement one mile south-west of Otterham village at grid reference SX 154 893.

Otterham Station is located at the junction of the A39 trunk road and the B3262 minor road. The settlement grew round the site of the former station on the North Cornwall Railway which closed in October 1966.[4]

Hendraburnick Down (1009 ft) is south of Otterham Station and there are a number of Bronze Age barrows (including Tich Barrow) on the Down. The source of the River Camel is also on Hendraburnick Down.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 190 Bude & Clovelly ISBN 978-0-319-23145-6
  3. ^ GENUKI website; Otterham; retrieved May 2010
  4. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Branch Line to Padstow. Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-54-5.

Further reading[edit]

  • Maclean, John (1872–79) The Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor. 3 vols. London: Nichols & Son

External links[edit]

Media related to Otterham at Wikimedia Commons