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Kea, Cornwall

Kea is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is a "large straggling parish" in a former mining area south of Truro. Kea village is situated just over one mile (1.6 km) southwest of Truro. Old Kea is situated two miles (3 km) to the east on the west bank of the Truro River at grid reference SW 843 417. St Kea reputedly landed at Old Kea on his first visit to Cornwall and established a church there, which was the parish church until replaced by All Hallows.
Post townTRURO
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW8042
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
Population1,516 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Landegey ~ St Kea

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

Kea, par., Cornwall, 2 miles SW. of Truro, 6759 ac., pop. 2470; has tin and copper mines.

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