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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
CountryEngland
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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