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St Agnes, Cornwall

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St Agnes, Cornwall

St Agnes is a civil parish and a large village on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is about five miles (8 km) north of Redruth and ten miles (16 km) southwest of Newquay. The village of St Agnes, a popular coastal tourist spot, lies on a main road between Redruth and Perranporth. It was a prehistoric and modern centre for mining of copper, tin and arsenic until the 1920s. Local industry has also included farming and fishing, and more recently tourism.
Post townSt. Agnes
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7250
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01872 55
PopulationParish 7257, Village 2230
 

Other names by which St Agnes, Cornwall has been known in the past

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

St Agnes.-- small seaport town and par., Cornwall, 4 miles NW. of Chacewater sta. and 9 miles NW. of Truro, 8441 ac., pop. 4030; P.O., T.O. is the centre of a rich tin mining district; adjacent to the town is St Agnes Beacon, alt. 597 ft.; anil 1 mile distant is the promontory of St Agnes Head.

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