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Gwennap, Cornwall

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Gwennap, Cornwall

Gwennap is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is about five miles (8 km) southeast of Redruth. In the 18th and early 19th centuries Gwennap parish was the richest copper mining district in Cornwall, and was called the "richest square mile in the Old World". It is the location of the Great County Adit, and once-famous mines such as Consolidated Mines, Poldice mine and Wheal Busy.
Post townREDRUTH
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7340
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 code01872
Population1,501 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Gwennap, par. and vil., W. Cornwall, 3 miles SE. of Redruth, 6630 ac., pop. 6209; P.O.; has the most productive copper mines in Cornwall.

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