|Kilkhampton is a village in North Cornwall near
Bude. Bude is of
course very well known and is approximately four miles from
Kilkhampton.. The Cornish name for the village isTreglgh.
Kilkhampton is near to Devon but of course Cornish used to be
spoken in parts of Devon years ago.|
some other places in Cornwall kilkhampton was mentioned in the Doomsday
Book but it was referred to as Chilchetone.
Castle is near the village and this castle was from Norman
times as a motte and bailey.
is a church in Kilkhampton dedicated to St James the Great
is over 450 years old and has a Norman doorway. Years ago
in Norman times when populations were so low it is possible
what we think of as just a village may have been considered
much more important place in those days.
It is quite
near to the
old village of Stratton and to the town of Holsworthy which is an old
town in Devon which also has a church. It may be that years ago a
church would be sited on a hill as a landmark and as a guide to those
trying to find their directions while travelling..