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Gwavas, Cornwall

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Gwavas, Cornwall

Gwavas is a residential council estate on the southern outskirts of the town of Newlyn in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated immediately west of Gwavas Road and takes its name from nearby Gwavas Farm. The name Gwavas derives from the Cornish "gwaf" meaning winter, and "bos" meaning abode. The estate was built by Penzance Borough Council in 1937 following limited slum clearance in the harbour area of Newlyn .
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW6529
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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