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Gweek, Cornwall

Gweek (Cornish: Gwig, meaning forest village) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately three miles (5 km) east of Helston. The civil parish was created from part of the parish of Constantine by boundary revision in 1986. The name Gweek is first recorded as Gwyk in 1358 and is derived from the Cornish word gwig, meaning "forest village", cognate with the Welsh gwig and Old Breton guic.
Post townHELSTON
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7026
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 code01326
Population581 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Gweek, seaport vil., St Martin in Meneage par., W. Cornwall, 3 miles SE. of Helston.

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