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Twelveheads, Cornwall

Twelveheads is a hamlet in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies in the parish of Kea, between Truro and Redruth. The name comes from the hamlet's mining history. Sets of stamps (machines used for crushing ore) were once used on the dressing floors in the village. The stamps had a total of twelve 'heads'. Twelveheads has a small Methodist chapel; Billy Bray, the Methodist preacher, was born here. The former village pub and post office are both now private housing.
Post townTRURO
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7642
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
 

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