A TIMELINE OF BODMIN
By Tim Lambert
10th Century A monastery is built at Bodmin, which is an ancient trading place
1086 At the time of the Domesday Book Bodmin is a thriving though small town. However it is the only market town in Cornwall.
13th Century Greyfriars arrive in Bodmin. The little town is an important market for wool and tin.
1349 The Black Death reaches Bodmin
1469-72 The Church of St Petroc is built
1497 Perkin Warbeck leads a rebellion against Henry VII. Warbeck is declared king in Bodmin. However Henry VII easily crushes the rebellion.
1776 Bodmin goal is built. Bodmin remains a quiet little town.
1801 Bodmin has a population of less than 2,000
1822 St Lawrences Hospital is built as a lunatic asylum
1834 The railway reaches Bodmin. The little town is connected to Wadebridge.
1837 Shire Hall is built
1839 Bodmin Market House is built
1842 A workhouse is built in Bodmin
1845 Turret Clock is built
1856 An obelisk is erected for Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert
1881 Lanhydrock is badly damaged by fire and had to be rebuilt
1887 A railway opens from Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin
1891 The Public Rooms are built
1897 A library is built in Bodmin
1901 Bodmin has a population of over 5,300
1909 The last execution takes place at Bodmin goal
1910 East Cornwall Hospital is built
1922 Bodmin goal closes
1925 Asylum Clock is erected
1951 The population of Bodmin is 6,000
1965 St Marys Church opens
20000 Shire Gallery opens
2001 The population of Bodmin is 13,000
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