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Wadebridge, Cornwall

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Wadebridge, Cornwall

Wadebridge is a civil parish and town in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town straddles the River Camel 5 miles upstream from Padstow. For many years Wadebridge was a traffic-congested town (through which the route of the A39 trunk road passed) but in 1991 the Wadebridge bypass was opened together with the Egloshayle bypass causing the two settlements to regain much of their former charm.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9872
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01208
Population6,351 (2001)

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

Wardbridge ~ Way Bridge ~ Wodbridge

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

Wadebridge, small seaport and market town with ry. sta., Egloshayle and St Breock pars., Cornwall, on river Camel, 7 miles NW. of Bodmin; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. A bridge of 17 arches, erected in 1485 and widened in more recent times, crosses the river. There is a small dock. The principal trade is in cattle, for which markets are held on the second Tuesday of every month. A relic of antiquity, consisting of 9 stones called "The Sisters," is in the vicinity.

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