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Boscastle, Cornwall

Boscastle is a village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Forrabury and Minster. It is 14 miles (23 km) south of Bude and 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Tintagel. The name of the village comes from Botreaux Castle (pronounced "But'ry"), a 12th-century motte-and-bailey fortress, of which few remains survive. The castle was anciently in the possession of the de Botreaux family, which became under William de Botereaux (1337–91) the Barons Botreaux.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0990
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 code01840
Population888 (Parish, 2001)

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

Boscastle, coast vil. and seat, Minster and Forrabury pars., W. Cornwall, 5 miles N. of Camelford and 20 miles W. of Launceston ry. sta.; P.O., T.O.; much resorted to for the grandeur or its coast scenery.

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