CALLINGTON (Cornish : Kelliwik ) is a civil parish and town in
Callington parish had a population of 4,783 in 2001, according to the 2001 census . This had increased to 5,786 in the 2011 census.
* 1 Geography
* 1.1 Railway station
* 2 Economy * 3 History * 4 Governance * 5 Development * 6 Twinning * 7 Sport * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links
The town is situated in east
Main article: Callington railway station
Callington railway station was the terminus of a branch line from
Food manufacturers Ginsters and Tamar Foods (both wholly owned subsidiaries of Samworth Brothers) are the largest employers in the town and employ hundreds of locals as well as many immigrants who have arrived as a consequence of the recent accession to the EU of a number of Eastern European countries.
Ginsters uses local produce in many of its products, buying potatoes and other vegetables from local farmers and suppliers.
St.Mary's Church, viewed from SE Tomb and effigy of Robert Willoughby, 1st Baron Willoughby de Broke (d.1502), St.Mary's Church, Callington, north wall of chancel
Callington has been postulated as one of the possible locations of
the ancient site of
Celliwig , associated with
Callington was recorded in the
In the 19th-century, Callington was one of the most important mining
areas in Great Britain. Deposits of silver were found nearby in Silver
Valley. Today, the area is marked by mining remains, but there are no
The former Callington constituency , a rotten borough , elected two
members to the unreformed House of Commons but was abolished by the
Reform Act 1832
St Mary's Church was originally a chapel of ease to South Hill ; it was consecrated in 1438 and then had two aisles and a buttressed tower; a second north aisle was added in 1882. Unusually for Cornwall there is a clerestory; the wagon roofs are old. The parish church contains the fine brass of Nicholas Assheton and his wife, 1466.
Callington is one of a small number of towns to continue to appoint a
Portreeve ; originally a medieval revenue officer and now an honorary
title given to the chairman of the town council. Callington Town
Council has twelve members and covers the civil parish of Callington.
At the Council elections in 2013 only ten candidates stood, eight
Independents and two
In recent years, the town has seen much residential development with more, including social housing, planned for the next few years. The neighbouring village of Kelly Bray has almost doubled in size in recent years with houses still being built in the area.
Callington is twinned with
Callington has both football and cricket teams. Callington Town
Football Club (established 1989) has four adult teams playing in the
South West Peninsula League , East
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* ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth Explore
* ^ "Ginsters\' pasties \'Cornish through and through\' thanks to
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* ^ Pearce, Susan M. (1974), "The Cornish Elements in the Arthurian
Tradition", Folklore, 85 (3): 147,