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Charlestown, Cornwall

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Charlestown, Cornwall

Charlestown (Cornish: Porth Meur, meaning great cove) is a village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, in the parish of St Austell Bay. It is situated approximately 2 miles south east of St Austell town centre. The port at Charlestown developed from what was in the late 18th century the fishing village of West Polmear.
Post townST. AUSTELL
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0451
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

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

Charlestown.-- eccl. dist. and seaport vil., St Austell par., E. Cornwall, pop. 2749. The vil. is 2 miles SE. of St Austell; P.O., T.O.; has harb., docks, and shipbuilding yards; also pilchard fisheries, and a large export trade in porcelain clay.

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