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St Blazey, Cornwall

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St Blazey, Cornwall

St Blazey is a small town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. St Blaise is the civil parish in which St Blazey is situated; the name St Blaise is also used by the town council. The hamlet of Biscovey and the settlements of St Blazey Gate, Bodelva and West Par lie within the parish boundaries. Once an important engineering centre for the local mine and railway industries, the parish is now dominated by the Eden Project.
Post townPAR
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0654
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
Population6,632 (Civil Parish, 2001)

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

Blazey St

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

St Blazey, small town and par. with ry. sta., Cornwall - par. (containing part of Par), 1797 ac., pop. 2762; town, 4½ miles NE. of St Austell, pop. 1797; P.O., T.O. is a place of some importance, situated at the head of the inlet to Par Harbour, and carries on an active trade in connection with the mines of Fowey and Par.

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