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Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately five miles northwest of Wadebridge, ten miles northwest of Bodmin and ten miles northeast of Newquay. The population of Padstow civil parish was 3,162 in the 2001 census.
Post townPADSTOW
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9175
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01841
Population3,162 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Padstow Haven ~ Petrockstow ~ Lanwenehoc ~ Languienoc

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

Padstow, seaport and market town, and par., Cornwall, on S. side of estuary of river Camel, 5 miles NW. of Wadebridge ry. sta. and 12 miles NW. of Bodmin - par., 3341 ac., pop. 2191; town, pop. 1749; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. This is a very ancient place, its former names being Lodenek, Athelstowe, and Petrocstowe. The town furnished ships for the siege of Calais in 1346. It is nominally governed by a portreeve and other officers, under charter of Elizabeth. Padstow has a fine situation in a luxuriant valley. Its coasting trade is considerable. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The chief articles of commerce are coals, corn, and malt; and some shipbuilding is carried on.

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