Bude Haven is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1836 from Stratton Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Bude, Budehaven, Stratton St Michael and All Angels

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1836
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUDE, or Budehaven, a village and a chapelry in Stratton parish, Cornwall. The village stands on a small bay of Bristol Channel, at the mouth of the Bude canal, 1½ mile W of Stratton. It has a post office, of the name of Bude, North Devon, and a hotel; is frequented as a bathing place; and carries on a great trade in the deportation of shell sand as manure. A fair is held at it on 22 Sept. The tract around it includes drifted sand hills, a grand coast, brilliant view points, and the house of Mr. Gurney, the inventor of the Bude light. The chapelry includes the village; and was constituted in 1836. Pop., 766. Houses, 163. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £120. Patron, Sir T. D. Acland, Bart.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Bude The Cornwall Register 1847

Bude, written also Budehaven and Budeham, is much frequented as a bathing place in summer. There are bathing machines, lodging houses, and a good inn called The Falcon. It is 2 miles from the town of Stratton, 24 from Launceston, and about 53 from Exeter and Plymouth: see Besley’s Route Book of Devon, p. 366. The improvement of Bude commenced with the Bude canal, in 1819.

Source: The Cornwall Register. Wallis John; Bodmin; Printed by Liddell & Son 1847.


People declared bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Davey William, Bude, Stratton, Cornwall, merchant, June 2, 1829.

Seccombe Gregory; and Samuel Seccombe; Tavistock, Devonshire, and Bude, Cornwall, tailors and drapers, May 15, 1838.

Parish Records


England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

Cornwall Parish Register Index


Cornwall Burials A-Z index of surnames of people buried in Cornwall

Records for England

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England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

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United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

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County: Cornwall
Civil Registration District: Stratton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
Poor Law Union: Stratton
Hundred: Stratton
Province: Canterbury

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