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St Kew, Cornwall

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St Kew, Cornwall

St Kew is a village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is also the name of the civil parish (known in Cornish as Pluw Gew), which includes the church town, St Kew, and nearby St Kew Highway (Fordh Lanndogho). The parish is named for a Welsh saint, Cywa or Kew, possibly the sister of Docco, also known as: Docuin, Docwinn, Docquinn, who founded a monastery at or near the village of St Kew. The 15th century church, however is now dedicated to St James.
Post townBODMIN
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0276
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 code01208
Population1,026 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Kew St ~ Languit ~ St Kew Churchtown

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

St Kew, par. and vil., Cornwall - par., 7563 ac. and 201 foreshore, pop. 1102; vil., 7 miles S. of Camelford; P.O.

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