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Gwithian, Cornwall

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Gwithian, Cornwall

Gwithian is a coastal village in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is three miles (5 km) northeast of Hayle and four miles (6.5 km) east of St Ives, Cornwall across St Ives Bay. Gwithian is in the civil parish of Gwinear-Gwithian. Gwithian has a pub, the Red River Inn, which was formerly named the Pendarves Arms. The pub takes its name from the nearby Red River which, in turn, got its name from the discolouration caused by mining effluent.
Post townHAYLE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5841
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
Population3,032 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Gwithian.-- par. and vil., W. Cornwall, near mouth of river Gwithian, 7 miles W. of Redruth, 2420 ac., pop. 614; has remains of an ancient oratory which was long buried in the sand; the blown sand is now, however, largely fixed by sea-rush. On the coast is Gwithian Point.

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