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St Columb Major, Cornwall

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St Columb Major, Cornwall

St Columb Major is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Often referred to locally as St Columb, it is situated approximately seven miles (11 km) southwest of Wadebridge and six miles (10 km) east of Newquay The designation Major distinguishes it from the smaller settlement and parish of St Columb Minor on the coast. Twice a year the town plays host to "hurling", a medieval game once common throughout Cornwall but now only played in St Columb and St Ives.
Post townST. COLUMB
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9163
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01637
Population3,984 (2001 Census)
 

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

Columb Major St ~ Columb St ~ Columbe ~ Culombe ~ Culumb ~ S. Columbs ~ St Columb

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

St Columb Major, market town and par., Cornwall, on river Trent, 2½ miles N. of St Columb Road sta. and 9 miles NW. of St Austell, 12,884 ac., pop. 2739; P.O., T.O., called St Columb, 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. The town is picturesquely situated on an eminence in the Vale of Lanherne, and is much frequented by parties exploring the coast. The church, a 12th century building, is of great interest.

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