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Saltash, Cornwall

Saltash is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It has a population of 14,964. It lies in the south east of Cornwall, facing Plymouth over the River Tamar. It was in the Caradon district until March 2009 and is known as "the gateway to Cornwall". Saltash means ash tree by the salt mill. Saltash is the largest town within the East Cornwall area and is one of the largest in Cornwall.
Post townSALTASH
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX4258
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01752
Population14,964 (2001)
 

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

Esse ~ Salt Esse

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

Saltash, market town and township with ry. sta., St Stephen's by Saltash par., Cornwall, on river Tamar, 3 miles NW. of Devonport, pop. 2563; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Saltash was an ancient corporate town, possessing charters from Richard III. and subsequent monarchs, and was at one time a place of great importance, mainly on account of its being one of the passes into Cornwall. It was represented in Parliament by 2 members until 1832, and suffered great decline until the railway era, when it rapidly revived in prosperity and underwent considerable extension. It is a port of some consequence, and carries on malting, fishing, and an active coasting trade; grapes are largely cultivated in and around the town. The Albert Bridge, a celebrated railway bridge, 2240 ft. long and 240 in height, carries the railway across the estuary of the Tamar at a height of 100 ft. above water level.

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