Cardynham Cornwall Family History Guide

Cardynham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: Cardinham

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1701
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CARDINHAM, a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall; on the river Fowey, 3 miles NNE of Bodmin Road r. station, and 4 E by N of Bodmin. It has a post office under Bodmin. Acres, 9,534. Real property, £3,884. Pop., 717. Houses, 129. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to Robert de Cardinham, ancestor of the Lords Dinham; and has traces of an ancient castle. Glynn, a beautiful place on the Fowey, is the seat of Lord Vivian; and contains an early portrait by Reynolds, which opened the way to his career as an artist. Cardinham Bury is an ancient circular entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £524. Patron, Mrs. Vivian. The church is good; and has a brass of a priest.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Cardynham 1675 to 1812 - View and Download Free PDF


Vision of Britain historical maps


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