Millbrook Methodist Church, Millbrook, Cornwall

Millbrook Village

Lying on the Rame Peninsula in the south-east of Cornwall, Millbrook is one of the largest villages in the county with a population of 2,033 in the 2001 census. The village is surrounded by the spectacular Whitsand Bay, the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and the popular tourist attraction of Mount Edgcumbe house and country park.

Millbrook parish was created in 1869, having previously been a part of the parish of Maker. It is believed that the area has been settled since the Stone Age. Like many of the neighbouring villages around the Rame Peninsula, the fishing industry has been very important to the local economy for hundreds of years.

Despite being in Cornwall, Millbrook is dependant on the City of Plymouth for job opportunities and many leisure services, and indeed the boundary between Devon and Cornwall at one time ran through the village. However, the people remain very proud of their Cornish identity. The village built up around a tidal creek near the estuary of the River Tamar, which has since been dammed to form a lake at the centre of the village. The lake is now a very popular site for birdwatching, and forms a perfect focal point at the centre of the village.

The village football team, Millbrook AFC, play in the South-West Peninsula League and their social club is very important to the social life of the village.

Please click on the thumbnail pictures below to see a selection of photos of the village.