Camelford received its borough charter, markets and fair in the 1200s but remained a small market town. By the 1700s it was a stopping point for coaches on the Launceston-Bodmin road, as several buildings – former hostelries – attest.

Tea treat ot temperance procession in early 20th century Camelford

Population 1861: 1,500

Population 2011: 2,900

Planned population 2031: 5,400

All quiet in the expanding new suburbs of the town.