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Coordinates: 50°50′28″N 4°31′34″W / 50.841°N 4.526°W / 50.841; -4.526

St Olaf's Church

Methodist Church

(pronounced "Pofil" or "Puffil") is a village in north-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is located one mile north of Bude.


1 History and notable buildings

1.1 St Olaf's Church 1.2 Battle of Stamford Hill

2 Notable residents 3 References 4 External links

History and notable buildings[edit] Poughill
is mentioned in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
as Pochelle. Notable old houses in 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[edit] 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[edit] 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 Stratton village. Notable residents[edit] 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.[1] References[edit]

^ 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

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Poughill.

"Views of Poughill". 

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Ceremonial county of Cornwall


Unitary authorities

Council Council of the Isles of Scilly

Major settlements

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