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Bissoe, Cornwall

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Bissoe, Cornwall

Bissoe (Cornish: Besow, meaning birch trees) is a hamlet in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated five miles (8 km) east of Redruth in a former tin mining area. Bissoe was the site of an early arsenic extraction works, the second such commercial works in Britain. Frederick Hamilton Davey succeeded his father as Works Manager of the Cornwall Arsenic Company's factory at Bissoe in 1902, having acted as his father's assistant for several years.
Post townTRURO
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7741
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

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