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Callington was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086); the manor had 4 hides of land and land for 30 ploughs. The lord had land for 3 ploughs with 11 serfs. 24 villeins and 14 smallholders had land for 15 ploughs. There were also one and a half square leagues of pasture and a small amount of woodland. The income of the manor was £6 sterling.[11]

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Callington Town Council has 12 members and covers the civil parish of Callington. At the Council elections in 2013 only 10 candidates stood, 8 Independents and 2 Mebyon Kernow Councillors.

The hamlets of Bowling Green, Kelly Bray, Frogwell and Downgate are in the parish.[4]

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Kit Hill is a mile northeast of the town and rises to 333 metres (1,093 ft) with views of Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the River Tamar.

Callington (Cornish: Kelliwik[1]) is a civil parish and town in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom about 7 miles (11 km) north of Saltash and 9 miles (14 km) south of Launceston.[2]

In recent years, the town has seen much residential development with more, including social housing, planned for the next few years.[citation needed] The neighbouring village of Kelly Bray has almost doubled in size in recent years with houses still being built in the area.[citation needed]

Callington parish had a population of 4,783 in 2001, according to the 2001 census. This had decreased slightly to 4,698 in the 2011 census.[3]

Fore Street is the main shopping street and the aptly named Well Street is where the town's original water supply flowed from the pipe well. The water still flows, although the town has long supplied by the local water authority.

The town is situated in east Cornwall between Dartmoor to the east and Bodmin Moor to the west. A former agricultural market town, it lies at the intersection of the south-north A388 Saltash to Launceston road and the east-west A390 Tavistock to Liskeard road.

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Cornwall is a predominantly low wage economy with a high proportion of its income being derived from agriculture and tourism.[citation needed]

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Please explore the links above where you will find details of Callington, Linkinhorne, Pillaton, Quethiock, St Ive, St Dominic, St Mellion and South Hill parishes and also links for Calstock and Stoke Climsland.

Callington is a small town with a population of around 4,500 situated in the beautiful area of south east Cornwall. It is 6 miles from the lovely Tamar valley and 14 miles from Plymouth. Once a busy mining area, its main industries are now farming and tourism.

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In the 19th century, Callington was one of the most important mining areas in Great Britain.[citation needed] Deposits of silver were found nearby in Silver Valley. Today, the area is marked by mining remains, but there are no active mines. However, granite is still quarried on Hingston Down.

South east of Callington is Cotehele, home of the Edgecumbes on the banks of the River Tamar. Close by is a bridge near which a wicked warder was killed by his master. A bloodstain marks the spot. There is a nearby wishing well at Laneast and another close to the village of St Clether.

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The former Callington constituency, a rotten borough, elected two members to the unreformed House of Commons but was abolished by the Reform Act 1832. The town is now in the South East Cornwall constituency.

Ginsters uses local produce in many of its products, buying potatoes and other vegetables from local farmers and suppliers.[5]

Half a mile from the town centre, off the Saltash Road, is the tiny oratory well at Dupath. There a spring rises under a chapel built by monks in the 15th century. More of Callington's history can be found to the west. At Newbridge the A390 crosses the River Lynher and woodland walks follow the river. Climb then to Cadsonbury, an Iron Age enclosure, again offering fine views over the Cornish farmlands

The Carnival, held in July each year, incorporates a window display competition. A visit at this time of year makes it easy to understand why the town has won the Britain in Bloom competition. In June there is the annual Kit Hill Run.

Callington is twinned with Guipavas in Brittany, France, and Barsbüttel near Hamburg in Germany.[citation needed] It also has unofficial friendship links with Keila in Estonia and a suburb of Malaga, Spain.


St Mary's Church was originally a chapel of ease to South Hill; it was consecrated in 1438 and then had two aisles and a buttressed tower; a second north aisle was added in 1882. Unusually for Cornwall there is a clerestory; the wagon roofs are old. The parish church contains the fine brass of Nicholas Assheton and his wife, 1466.[12][13]

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Callington is known mainly for football and cricket. Callington Town Football Club (Est 1989) has four adult teams playing in the South West Peninsula League, East Cornwall Premier League, Duchy League and South West Women's Football League. They play at Ginsters Marshfield Parc. Callington Cricket Club have four teams playing in the Cornwall Cricket League and play their games at Moores Park and St Germans Road.

Callington has been postulated as one of the possible locations of the ancient site of Celliwig, associated with King Arthur.[6] Nearby ancient monuments include Castlewitch Henge with a diameter of 96m[7] and Cadsonbury Iron Age hillfort,[8][9][10] as well as Dupath Well built in 1510 on the site of an ancient sacred spring.

Food manufacturers Ginsters and Tamar Foods (both wholly owned subsidiaries of Samworth Brothers) are the largest employers in the town and employ hundreds of locals[citation needed] as well as many immigrants who have arrived as a consequence of the recent accession to the EU of a number of Eastern European countries.[citation needed]

in addition to its “outstanding” teaching, College has specialised over the years in several areas including: