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Par, Cornwall

Par (Cornish: Porth, meaning cove) is a town and fishing port with a harbour on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town is situated in the civil parish of Tywardreath and Par, although West Par and the docks lies in the St Blaise parish. Par is approximately 3.5 miles east of St Austell. Par has a population of around 1,400.. Par Harbour and the beach at Par Sands are south of the town with another small beach is at Spit Point west of the harbour.
Post townPAR
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0753
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
 

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

Par, small seaport town with ry. sta., St Blazey and Tywardreath pars., Cornwall, 6 miles NE. of St Austell, pop. 1530; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at Par Station; is a busy place, carries on a large pilchard fishery, has granite works and copper smelting, and exports ore and china clay to Swansea and the Potteries; in the neighbourhood are copper mines.

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