town and civil parish in Cornwall, England

Bodmin is a town on the A30 road, in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated in the centre of the county southwest of Bodmin Moor.[1]

The neighbouring parishes are Cardinham, Lanhydrock, Lanivet and Helland.[2]

In 2001 there were 12,881 people living in Bodmin.[3]

In the Middle Ages Bodmin was one of the most important towns in Cornwall and the site of a monastery founded by Saint Petroc. The parish church of Bodmin was built in the 15th century and is the second largest church in the county after Truro Cathedral.


  1. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. Cornwall Council online mapping. Retrieved May 2010
  3. 2001 population