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Stratton, Cornwall

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Stratton, Cornwall

See also: Battle of Stratton 1643 Stratton is a small town situated near the coastal resort of Bude in north Cornwall, England, UK. It was also the name of one of ten ancient administrative shires of Cornwall - see "Hundreds of Cornwall". A battle of the English civil war took place here on 16 May 1643. A local saying at Stratton is "Stratton was a market town when Bude was just a furzy down", meaning Stratton was long established when Bude was just gorse-covered downland.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSS2206
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

Other names by which Stratton, Cornwall has been known in the past

Stratone ~ Stra

Stratton, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stratton.-- market town and par., Cornwall - par. (containing Bude), 2837 ac. (220 water), pop. 1797; town, 1½ mile E. of Bude and 16 N W. of Launcestou, pop. 902; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Stratton occupies a sheltered position, in a valley surrounded by lofty hills, has fairs for horses, cattle, and sheep, and is growing in favour as a place of summer resort. The church is ancient, and there is an endowed school. The Parliamentary forces under the Earl of Stamford were defeated here in 1643 by the Royalists.

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