Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church, Upton Cross Rural views around Linkinhorne Village The Cheesewring near Minions Cornish Mining Heritage near Minions Parson's Meadow, Rilla Mill Water Wheel near St Melor's Well at Linkinhorne
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We are facing an unprecedented civil crisis in modern times with the threat of Coronavirus. I know that many Linkinhorne residents will be very anxious about the current situation.

There have been some excellent local examples of people and groups helping others and we need to tackle this together. We all have a part to play and your Parish Council will work with Cornwall Council and public health agencies to do all we can in this time of emergency.

On behalf of your Parish Council may I take this opportunity to send you and your families our best wishes, please do follow government guidance, encourage others to do so and stay safe.

Carl Hearn
Chairman Linkinhorne Parish Council


Meetings and Council business continuity

Due to the restriction imposed by the Government regarding Covid-19, Linkinhorne Parish Council have postponed Parish Council meeting until further notice. It was agreed by members to give delegated authority to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman that any necessary action associated with expenditure relating to the agreed budget,  such as routine expenses, are undertaken to protect the interest of the community and ensure council business continuity during the period of the pandemic Coronavirus.  

Up to date information:

The Coronavirus situation is fast-moving please visit Cornwall Council website  where you can find the most up to date and accurate information. 


Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.

The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.

The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.

Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.

There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.


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Community Support

To request community support or to offer volunteer help and support in the community, please contact Volunteer Cornwall, who are working with Cornwall Council and coordinating the matching of volunteers to local needs.


telephone 01872 265300.


Planning Applications:

Please click here for a list of planning applications received by Linkinhorne Parish Council for comment. 


The Parish Council article published in The Link is now available on the website 

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