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Gunnislake, Cornwall

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Gunnislake, Cornwall

Gunnislake is a large village in east Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated in the Tamar Valley approximately ten miles (16 km) north of Plymouth Gunnislake is in the civil parish of Calstock and is close to Cornwall's border with Devon which follows the course of the River Tamar. The village has a history of mining although this industry is no longer active in the area. During the mining boom in Victorian times more than 7000 people were employed in the mines of the Tamar Valley.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX4371
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 code01822

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

Gunnislake, vil. and mining dist., Calstock par., E. Cornwall, on border of Devon, 4 miles SW. of Tavistock; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks.

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