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Portreath, Cornwall

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Portreath, Cornwall

Portreath (Cornish: Porthtreth or Porth Treth) is a civil parish, village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about three miles (5 km) northwest of Redruth. The village extends along both sides of a stream valley and is centred around the harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance and breakwater are two sandy beaches which are popular with holidaymakers and surfers.
Post townREDRUTH
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW6545
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 code01209
Population1,337 (2001)

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

Portreath, seaport vil., Illogan par., Cornwall, 4 miles NW. of Redruth; P.O., T.O.; has a harbour formed in 1760 and protected by batteries, and exports to Swansea copper ore from the Gwennap mines, of which it is the port, and with which it is connected by tram railway.

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