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Hayle, Cornwall

Hayle (Cornish: Heyl, meaning estuary) is a small town, civil parish and cargo port in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated at the mouth of the Hayle River (which discharges into St Ives Bay) and is approximately seven miles (11 km) northeast of Penzance. Hayle parish was created in 1888 from part of the now defunct Phillack parish, with which it was later combined in 1935, and incorporated part of St Erth in 1937.
Post townHAYLE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5537
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
Population8,317 (2001)
 

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

Hailes ~ Hailing ~ Heyl

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

Hayle (or Heyl), seaport, eccl. dist., and ry. sta., Cornwall, 4 miles SE. of St Ives - eccl. dist. (Phillack par.), pop. 1575; town (Phillack and St Erth pars.), pop. 1089; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; exports copper and tin, and has lucrative fisheries; on W. side of entrance to harbour are 2 fixed lights seen 6 miles; Hayle is now a sub-port of Penzance.

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