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St Erth, Cornwall

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St Erth, Cornwall

St Erth is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is four miles (6.5 km) southeast of St Ives and six miles (10 km) northeast of Penzance. St Erth takes its name from Saint Erc, one of the many Irish saints who brought Christianity to Cornwall during the Dark Ages, and is at the old crossing point of the river Hayle. The Cornish name of the place derives from St Uthinoch of whom little is known.
Post townHAYLE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5535
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
Population1,384 (2001)
 

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

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

St Erth, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cornwall, on river Hayle, 2 miles SW. of Hayle and 3½ miles SE. of St Ives, 4042 ac., pop. 2409; P.O.; has large ironworks.

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