St Mary's Church in the centre of Callington
St Mary's Church in the centre of Callington




History of Callington


Brief snippets on Callington's history

Callington was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Calwiton or Calwetone.

By 1187 it was written as Calwinton, by 1306 Calyton, by 1421 as Kelyngton and by 1600 as Killiton.

By 1866, Callington's Old Clink had been superseded by a grim Victorian police station in Tavistock road and the building gradually fell into disrepair. The building has recently undergone complete renovation and will now be used as a commercial office or similar, ensuring the future of this curious old building.

If you are interested in tracing your Family History, Callington has an excellent resource for genealogical research Callington Area Heritage

 

 

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Callington
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Street in Callington
Street in Callington


St Mary's Church, Callington
St Mary's Church, Callington


Lantern head cross in Callington churchyard
Lantern head cross in Callington churchyard


Interior of Callington Parish Church
Interior of Callington Parish Church


 

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