Millbrook

Millbrook

Govermelin

A once busy but now quiet village on the Rame Peninsula

Millbrook Parish Council

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The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula four miles south of Saltash and two miles south of Torpoint on the B3247. Millbrook is at the head of a tidal creek which is now dammed as a flood prevention measure. The resulting pool and wetlands are a popular birdwatching site. This was once a busy place and there are traces of former industries, including a tide mill, lime-kilns, quarries and brickworks. The population of the village was 2,214 at the 2011 census.

The modern parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The parish was created from part of Maker parish in 1869. There is a ruined chapel of the vanished Insworke Manor House. The seal of the borough of Millbrook was a mill with waterwheel in a stream of water amid trees and hounds, with the legend "Sigillum de Millbrookia".

In 2008 sailor and adventurer Pete Goss MBE built his 37-foot Cornish lugger 'Spirit of Mystery' with the help of local craftsmen in a shed at Innsworke Mill Boat Yard in Millbrook. The boat is a replica of 'Mystery', which made a voyage from Newlyn to Australia and back in 1854-55.

Events

The May Day Black Prince Flower Boat Festival takes place on (May Day bank holiday). During mid-morning, a procession of dancers and singers parade through Millbrook and the neighbouring villages of Kingsand & Cawsand, stopping at chosen houses and inns on the way. They carry with them a boat decorated with all the available spring flowers. In the evening, the boat is launched on the water, with a firework accompaniment. The ritual has been carried out in Millbrook since the 14th century, and is thought to be pagan in origin.

Cafes

The Honey Room Cafe

The Salty Dog Cafe

The Marine Cafe

Pubs

The Devon & Cornwall Inn

The Heart in Hand

The Mark of Friendship

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