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Balwest, Cornwall

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Balwest, Cornwall

Balwest (Cornish: Bal West, meaning Western mine) is a hamlet in the civil parish of Germoe in west Cornwall, in the United Kingdom . The hamlet is on the southern edge of a former mining area, part of a geological formation known as the Tregonning-Godolphin Granite (one of five granite batholiths in Cornwall) which was formerly an important source of tin and copper ore. A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was opened at Balwest in 1829 for miners. The building is Grade II listed.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5930
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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