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Tywardreath, Cornwall

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Tywardreath, Cornwall

Tywardreath (Cornish: Ti War Dreth, meaning manorial centre on a beach) is a small hilltop village in southern Cornwall, England, UK. about 3 miles north west of Fowey. It is located in a sheltered spot overlooking a silted up estuary opposite Par and near the beach of Par Sands. It sits on the Saints' Way trail. Tywardreath translates from the Cornish language as a manorial centre on a beach, or House on the Strand, and was featured by Daphne du Maurier in her novel The House on the Strand.
Post townPAR
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0854
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 Tywardreath, Cornwall has been known in the past

Trewardreth ~ Tywardrai

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

Tywardreath, par. and vil., Cornwall, on the coast - par. (containing part of Par), 3252 ac., pop. 2129; vil., 5 miles NE. of St Austell; P.O.; a priory was founded here in 1169; there is a three-ditched camp; Roman coins have been found.

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