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Penryn, Cornwall

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Penryn, Cornwall

Penryn is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Penryn River about 1 mile northwest of Falmouth. The population was 7,166 in the 2001 census. Although latterly overshadowed by nearby Falmouth, Penryn was once an important harbour in its own right throughout the medieval period exporting granite and tin.
Post townPENRYN
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7834
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01326
Population6,227 (Census 2001)

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

Penryn and Falmouth ~ Peryn

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

Penryn, mun. bor., market town, and township, St Gluvias par., Cornwall, on creek of Falmouth Harbour, within the parl. bor. of Penryn and Falmouth, 2 miles NW. of Falmouth by rail, 311 ac., pop. 3466; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. James I. incorporated the town. During the Civil War it was held by the Royalists, but submitted to the Parliamentarians in 1646. Granite is shipped in considerable quantities, and trading is carried on in coal, wood, &c. Paper, woollen, and gunpowder mills, breweries and tanneries, are in the town, and a large number of the inhabitants are engaged in the coast fisheries and local shipping. See FALMOUTH.

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