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Fowey, Cornwall

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Fowey, Cornwall

Fowey is a small town, civil parish and cargo port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. At the time of the 2001 census, it had a population of 2,273.
Post townFOWEY
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX1251
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01726
Population2,273 (Census 2001)

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

Fawey ~ Foath ~ Fowey The ~ Foy ~ Foye ~ The Fowey

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

Fowey.-- small seaport, market town, and par. with ry. sta., E. Cornwall, near mouth of river Fowey, 11 miles S. of Bodmin, 1945 ac., pop. 1656; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The principal Industry is the pilchard fishery, which is very important Fowey at one time ranked among the principal seaports in England, and sent ships to the crusades and to the blockade of Calais. It has a deep and commodious harbour, well sheltered by cliffs; 180 yards W. of Whitehouse Point is a fixed light seen 5 miles. Iron ore and "China Stone" are exported. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix..

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