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North Petherwin, Cornwall

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North Petherwin, Cornwall

North Petherwin is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated five miles (8 km) northwest of Launceston on a ridge above the River Ottery valley. North Petherwin is a rural parish which has transferred between Devon and Cornwall in the past. Historically, the Dukes of Bedford have been major land owners in the parish. As well as the church town, settlements include Hellescott, Brassacott, and Maxworthy.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX2889
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
Population655 (Civil Parish, 1991)

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

Petherwin ~ Petherwin North

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

Petherwin, North, par. and vil., Devon - par., 8157 ac., pop. 857; vil., 4½ miles NW. of Launceston; P.O.

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