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Pentewan, Cornwall

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Pentewan, Cornwall

Pentewan (Cornish: Bentewyn, meaning foot of the radiant stream) is a coastal village and former port in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated at grid reference SX 019 472 3 miles south of St Austell at the mouth of the St Austell River. Pentewan is in the civil parish of Pentewan Valley and the ecclesiastical parish of St Austell. Pentewan lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0147
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01726

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

Pontewan ~ Bentewoin

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

Pontewan, vil. with small harbour, on coast of Cornwall, 4 miles E. of St Austell; shares in the working of large quarries in the vicinity. The once productive tin mines of Pontewan are now practically useless, being for the most part submerged.

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