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Baldhu, Cornwall

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Baldhu, Cornwall

Baldhu (Cornish: Bal Du, meaning black mine) is a village and parish in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, designed by William White, is the burial place of Billy Bray, the revivalist preacher who was born at the nearby hamlet of Twelveheads. Baldhu is a former mining village (the name comes from the Cornish for 'black mine') and it is situated above the Carnon Valley 3 miles (5 kilometres) west of Truro.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7742
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

Baldhu, eccl. dist. (St Michael), Kea and Kenwyn pars., W. Cornwall, near Truro, pop. 1156.

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