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Mevagissey, Cornwall

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Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey is a village, fishing port and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately five miles (8 km) south of St Austell. The village nestles in a small valley and faces east to Mevagissey Bay. The inner and outer harbours are busy with a mixture of pleasure vessels and working fishing boats, the remains of a once major industry. However, tourism has supplanted fishing as the dominant industry in recent years.
Post townST. AUSTELL
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0145
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 code01726
Population2,221 (2001)
 

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

Mevagissey, fishing town and par., Cornwall, on bay of same name, 5 miles S. of St Austell, 1380 ac. and 29 foreshore, pop. 2186; P.O., T.O. Mevagissey has a good harbour, enclosed by 2 short piers. The inhabitants are mostly engaged in the pilchard fisheries, which have formed a local industry for many centuries.

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