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Mousehole, Cornwall

Mousehole is a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately 2+⁄2 miles south of Penzance on the shore of Mount's Bay. The village is in the civil parish of Penzance. An islet called St Clement's Isle lies 400 metres offshore from the harbour entrance. Mousehole lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.
Post townPENZANCE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW4626
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01736
 

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

Porth Enys

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

Mousehole, vil., St Paul par., Cornwall, on Mounts Bay, 2 miles S. of Penzance; P.O.; is a seat of the pilchard fishery; was formerly a market town, known as Porth Enys, and was burned by the Spaniards in 1595; here, in 1788, aged 102 years, died Dolly Pentreath, said to have been the last person who spoke Cornish.

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