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Ludgvan, Cornwall

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Ludgvan, Cornwall

Ludgvan is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is 2+⁄2 miles northeast of Penzance. The parish includes the villages of Ludgvan, Crowlas, Canon's Town and Long Rock. It is bounded by the parishes of Towednack and Lelant to the north, Madron and Penzance to the west, by St Erth, St Hilary and Marazion to the east and by the sea to the south. For the purposes of local government, Ludgvan elects a parish council every four years.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5033
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Lidgeon ~ Ludaham ~ Ludjan ~ Luduham ~ Luduam

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

Ludgvan (or Ludjan), small town and par., Cornwall, 3 miles NE. of Penzance, 4541 ac., pop. 2632; P.O., T.O.; has tin and copper mines, and a fair for cattle; the church contains the tomb of William Borlase (1696-1772), antiquary, naturalist, and author; Castle-an-Dinas, a double-ditched camp 436 ft. diameter, occupies a hill-top in the vicinity. Ludgvan is a local government district.

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