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St Ives, Cornwall

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St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia, meaning St Ia's cove) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing.
Post townST. IVES
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5140
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01736

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

Ives ~ Ives St ~ Luggyanlese ~ S. Iie ~ S. Iies

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

St Ives.-- mun. bor., seaport town, and par. with ry. sta., Cornwall, on St Ives Bay, 8 miles NE. of Penzance, 1890 ac., pop. 6445; P.O.,T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. St Ives (said to take its name from St Iva, an Irish missionary lady of 5th century) has boat building, rope and seine making, &c., but its principal business is the pilchard fishery, which is extensively prosecuted. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the neighbouring mines; and there are exports of copper, tin, and slates. The harbour is provided with a pier and breakwater, and is defended by a battery. St Ives was incorporated in 1639; it returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of John until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885. St Ives Bay is 44 miles across the entrance, and penetrates 2½ miles S.; on E. side of bay, on Godrevy Island, is a lighthouse 86 ft. high, with flashing light (Godrevy) 120 ft. above high water and seen 15 miles.

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