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Marazion, Cornwall

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Marazion, Cornwall

Marazion is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the shore of Mount's Bay, two miles (3 km) east of Penzance and one mile (1.6 km) east of Long Rock. St Michael's Mount is half-a-mile offshore from Marazion. At low water a causeway links it to the town and at high water passenger boats carry visitors between Marazion and St Michael's Mount. Marazion lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5130
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01736
Population1,466 (2001)

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

Marghasion ~ Marghasjewe ~ Market Jew

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

Marazion (or Market Jew), watering-place, market town, seaport, and township, with ry. sta. (Marazion Road, 1 mile W.), St Hilary par., Cornwall, on Mounts Bay, 3 miles E. of Penzance, 719 ac. and 78 foreshore, pop. 1294; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. Marazion is an ancient corporate town, under the name of Marghasiewe, with charter of date 1595. It was very early a considerable place and a port of some trade, both as being situated near the great mart for tin and as the headquarters of pilgrims to St Michael's Mount, with which it is connected at low water by a causeway; but after its losses in the 16th century it gave way to Penzance. It has still some trade in coal, timber, &c., in connection with the neighbouring mines, prosecutes the pilchard fishery, and attracts a number of summer visitors.

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