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Torpoint, Cornwall

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Torpoint, Cornwall

Torpoint is a civil parish and town on the Rame Peninsula in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated opposite the city of Plymouth across the Hamoaze which is the tidal estuary of the River Tamar. Torpoint has a population of 8,457 (2001 census). In the Cornish language Torpoint is called Penntorr (local folk band Pentorr have taken their name from this). Torpoint is linked to Plymouth by the Torpoint Ferry.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX4355
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01752
Population8,457 (2001)

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

Torpoint, eccl. dist. and vil., Antony par., Cornwall, on the Hamoaze, opposite Devonport, pop. 2367; P.O., T.O.

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