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Bolventor, Cornwall

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Bolventor, Cornwall

Bolventor is a hamlet on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated in Altarnun civil parish between Launceston and Bodmin. Bolventor is the location of the famous Jamaica Inn coaching inn. It is bypassed by a dual carriageway section of the A30 trunk road; before the bypass was built the village straddled the A30 road. Daphne du Maurier, a former resident, chose Bolventor as the setting for her novel about Cornish smugglers titled Jamaica Inn.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX1876
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 code01566

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

Bolventor, eccl. dist., Altarnon and St Neot pars., E. Cornwall, 9 miles SW. of Launceston, pop. 293.

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