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St Mawes, Cornwall

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St Mawes, Cornwall

St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies on the east bank of the Carrick Roads, a large waterway created after the Ice Age from an ancient valley which flooded as the melt waters caused the sea level to rise dramatically, creating an immense natural harbour, often claimed to be the third largest in the world. The town is in the civil parish of St Just in Roseland.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW8433
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western

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

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

St Mawes, market town, St Just in Roseland par., Cornwall, on St Mawes Harbour, 3 miles E. of Falmouth; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. St Mawes is an old town, and stands along the shore at the foot of a hill. It sent 2 members to Parliament from 1562 until 1832. A national school, a coastguard station, and several chapels are here. Cables and ropes for small craft are manufactured. St Mawes Castle (1542) stands on a headland N. of the harbour, and is strongly fortified.

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