CARDINHAM (Cornish : Kardhinan) (the spelling 'Cardynham' is almost
obsolete) is a civil parish and a village in mid
Large areas which were once deciduous woodland are now plantations of
conifers known as
* 1 Early history * 2 Parish church * 3 China clay * 4 Notable residents * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Richard Fitz Turold (Thorold) was an Anglo-Norman landowner of the
eleventh century, mentioned in the
Domesday Survey . He had a castle
at Cardinham, where he was a major tenant and steward of Robert of
Mortain . The holding included the manor of
Penhallam . His son was
William Fitz Richard of Cardinham.
Restormel Castle belonged to the
Cardinhams in the 12th century, until Andrew de Cardinham's daughter
married Thomas de Tracey .
The Tenant-in-chief of the manor of GLYNN as recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) was Robert, Count of Mortain ; when it was one of several manors held by Osferth of Okehampton, County Devon, who had also held it before 1066 and paid tax for 1 virgate of land. There was land for 2 ploughs. There were 1 plough, 1 serf, 2 villeins, 6 smallholders, 100 acres of woodland, 40 acres of pasture, 4 unbroken mares, 2 cows, 24 sheep and 7 goats. The value of the manor was 10 shillings though it has formerly been worth £2 sterling.
One of the crosses in the churchyard
The parish church is dedicated to St
Meubred : it has north and south
aisles and a tower of granite. The chancel suffered bomb damage in
World War II. Two freestanding Celtic crosses of stone, bearing
The former quarry of the Glynn Valley China Clay Works has closed down and is now flooded. It was in operation from the 1940s but since 2015 the site has been used for camping.
* Lieutenant General
Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian , GCB , GCH ,
PC (1775–1842), lived at
Peter D. Mitchell
* ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200
* Soulsby, Ian N. (1976) Richard Fitz Turold, Lord of Penhallam,
Cornwall, in: Medieval Archaeology; vol. 20 (1976) pp. 146–48,
* Davis, Philip. "