An early religious centre before the English arrived, Bodmin was probably Cornwall’s oldest town and its largest in the medieval period. The tenth century monastery had, by the 1100s, been transformed into an Augustinian priory, which developed the town. Bodmin became a coinage town in 1198.
Population 1861: 4,500
Population 2011: 14,700
Planned population 2031: 21,500