Coordinates: 50°50′28″N 4°31′34″W / 50.841°N
4.526°W / 50.841; -4.526
St Olaf's Church
Poughill Methodist Church
Poughill (pronounced "Pofil" or "Puffil") is a village in north-east
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is located one mile north of
1 History and notable buildings
1.1 St Olaf's Church
1.2 Battle of Stamford Hill
2 Notable residents
4 External links
History and notable buildings
Poughill is mentioned in the
Domesday Book as Pochelle. Notable old
Poughill include Burshill Manor (medieval), an open hall
house, and Church House, dated 1525.
The village's water-mill is located on the footpath towards Bush.
Lying at the foot of Trevalgus Hill in thick woodland, it is believed
to have been a manorial mill for Trevalgus Manor. The mill was powered
by the stream which runs south towards Stratton called the Stratt.
Part of the mill building was constructed of timbers from ships
wrecked along the coastline.
St Olaf's Church
Main article: St Olaf's Church, Poughill
At the heart of the village is St Olaf's church. The church is of
exceptional interest and dates from the 14th century. The frescoes
date from about 1470, and depict St Christopher.
Battle of Stamford Hill
This battle was fought on the outskirts of
Poughill on 16 May 1643.
Each May, on the closest weekend to the anniversary, there is a
two-day re-enactment of the battle, fought over the Saturday and
Sunday, together with a procession through the streets of neighbouring
During the latter half of his life, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, the
surgeon, gentleman scientist, inventor, and pioneer of applying steam
power, lived in Reeds, a small house on the outskirts of the village,
until his death in 1875.
Sir Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney, a Malaysian colonial
administrator assassinated by
Communist extremists during the Malayan
Emergency, was born here in 1898.
^ A. J. Stockwell, ‘Gurney, Sir Henry Lovell Goldsworthy
(1898–1951)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford
University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 accessed 21 Nov 2007
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"Views of Poughill".
Ceremonial county of Cornwall
Council of the Isles of Scilly
St Columb Major
St Just in Penwith
See also: List of civil parishes in Cornwall
Population of major settlements
Places of interest
Outline of Cornwall
Index of Cornwal