1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"BLISLAND, a parish in the hundred of Trigg, in the county of Cornwall, 4 miles to the N.E. of Bodmin, its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Camel, in a district containing abundance of granite and schist, with stream tin. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, of the value of £571, in the patronage of the Rev. F. W. Pye. The church, which is dedicated to St. Pratt, contains several monuments and a brass of the year 1410. The Wesleyan Methodists have a chapel here. A fair for the sale of cattle is held on the Monday after the 22nd September."