Parish Details for Bude Haven
Bude is located on the North Cornwall coast. The parish of Bude Haven, or Budeham, was created in 1836 from part of Bude-Stratton parish. The town is now more commonly referred to as just Bude. The town is famed for its canal. The idea of the Bude Canal was conceived in 1774 by Cornishman John Edyvean. Originally it was built to carry the chemically rich Bude sea sand to poor inland soils. The town is situated on the Atlantic Heritage Coast of Cornwall. The two civil parishes of Bude and Stratton are once again united as Bude-Stratton parish. For records prior to 1836, see STRATTON.