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Cornwall Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay

History of Cornwall

The history of Cornwall begins with the pre-Roman inhabitants, including speakers of a Celtic language that would develop into Brythonic and Cornish. After a period of Roman rule, Cornwall reverted to independent Celtic chieftains. The Roman term for the tribe which inhabited what is now Cornwall at the time of Roman rule, the Cornovii, was derived from a Brythonic tribal name which gave modern Cornish Kernow. (For other examples of the survival of Brythonic names noted by the Romans, see Dyfed / Demetae, Cantiaci / Kent , Gwynedd / Veneti and Durotriges / Dorset.) The present English language name of the region derives from suffixing of Old English wealhas ("foreigners, Britons") to the Celtic name.

The site of ancient Belerion, Cornwall was the principal source of tin for the civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, and at one time the Cornish were the world's foremost experts at mining. As Cornwall's reserves of tin began to be exhausted many Cornishmen emigrated to places such as the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa where their skills were in demand. The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 is attributed to tin miners. The tin mines in Cornwall are now worked-out at current prices, but the expertise and culture of the Cornish tin miners lives on in a number of places around the world. It is said that, wherever you may go in the world, if you see a hole in the ground, you will find a Cornishman at the bottom of it. Several Cornish mining words are in use in English language mining terminology, such as costean, gunnies, and vug.

Since the decline of tin mining, agriculture and fishing, the area's economy has become increasingly dependent on tourism some of Great Britain's most spectacular coastal scenery can be found here. Nevertheless, Cornwall remains the poorest part of the United Kingdom and it has been granted Objective 1 status by the EU. A political party, Mebyon Kernow, MK, or 'Sons of Cornwall', was formed in 1951 to attempt to assert some degree of autonomy (see Cornish nationalism); while the flag of St Piran is seen increasingly across Cornwall at protests, demonstrations and generally, the party has not achieved significant success at the ballot box, although they do have a number of district councillors. Two of the current MPs to Westminster Andrew George, MP for St Ives; and Dan Rogerson, MP for North Cornwall repeated their Parliamentary oaths in Cornish. Further, there is a caucus of local county councillors who are well known locally for their persistent advocacy of Cornwall's political uniqueness.

Places of interest
Bodmin and Wenford Railway Bodmin Moor Carn Euny Carrick Roads Castle An Dinas Chn Castle Chn Quoit Chysauster Ancient Village Commando Ridge, Bosigran Cotehele Eden Project Godrevy Island Goonhilly Downs Gweek seal sanctuary The Hurlers Kynance Cove Land's End Lanhydrock House Lanyon Quoit Lappa Valley Steam Railway The Lizard Loe Pool Lost Gardens of Heligan Mn-an-Tol Minack Theatre Mullion Cove Pencarrow Pendennis Castle Penlee House Poldhu Polperro Museum of Submarine Telegraphy Restormel Castle River Fowey River Looe Roseland Peninsula South West Coast Path St Mawes Castle St Michael's Mount Tintagel Castle Trelissick Garden Truro Cathedral

Albaston Allet Altarnun Angarrack Antony Ashton - Caradon Ashton - Kerrier Baldhu Bangors Barcelona Barkla Shop Barncoose Barripper Bathpool Belowda Bennacott Berepper Biscovey Bissoe Bissom Blackwater Blisland Blunts Bocaddon Boconnoc Bodelva Bodieve Bodinnick Bodmin Bodrean Bohetherick Bojewyan Bolingey Bolventor Bosavern Boscastle Boskednan Bosleake Bosoughan Bossiney Boswinger Botallack Botus Fleming Bowithick Boyton Braddock Brane Bray Shop Brazacott Breage Bridge Bridgetown Brighton Buckshead Bude Budock Water Bugle Burlawn Burras Burraton Buryas Bridge Busveal Cadgwith Calenick Callestick Callington Calstock Camborne Cambrose Camelford Canonstown Canworthy Water Carbis Bay Carclew Cardinham Cargreen Carharrack Carkeel Carland Cross Carleen Carloggas Carlyon Bay Carn Brea Carn Towan Carne Carnebone Carnhell Green Carnkie - Penryn Carnkie - Redruth Carnmenellis Carnon Downs Carnyorth Carthew Castallack Cawsand Chacewater Chapel Amble Chapel Town Charlestown Chilsworthy Chyandour Chyanvounder Clubworthy Coad's Green Colan Common Moor Connor Downs Constantine Constantine Bay Coombe - Caradon Coombe - Carrick Coppathorne Copperhouse Couch's Mill Coverack Coverack Bridges Coxpark Crackington Haven Crafthole Crantock Creed Cremyll Cripplesease Croes an Wra Cross Lanes Crosscombe Crow's Nest Crowan Crowlas Crowntown Crugmeer Crumplehorn Cubert Cury Cury Cross Lanes Cusgarne Darite Davidstow Daw's House Delabole Delaware Deviock Devoran Diddies Dimson Dizzard Dobwalls Doddy Cross Doublebois Downderry Downgate Downinney Drakewalls Draynes Drift Duloe Dunmere Dupath Duporth Dutson East Looe East Portholland East Taphouse Eastcott Edgcumbe Edgumbe Egloshayle Egloskerry Engollan Enniscaven Falmouth Fenton Pitts Feock Five Lanes Fletchers Bridge Flexbury Flushing Forrabury Four Lanes Fowey Foxhole Fraddam Fraddon Freathy Frogpool Garker Garras Georgia Germoe Gernick Gerrans Gilberts Coombe Gillan Gloweth Gluvian Godolphin Cross Golant Golberdon Goldsithney Goltho Gonvena Goonbell Goonhavern Goonhilly Downs Goonown Gooseham Gorran Churchtown Gorran Haven Goss Moor Gover Valley Grade Ruan Grampound Grampound Road Great Bosullow Greensplat Grimscott Grumbla Gulval Gummows Shop Gunnislake Gunwalloe Gweek Gwennap Gwenter Gwinear Gwithian Hallegan Hallworthy Halsetown Halvosso Halwin Harlyn Harlyn Bay Harrowbarrow Hatt Hawkers Cove Haye Hayle Heamoor Helebridge Helford Helford Passage Helland Hellandbridge Hellescott Hellesveor Helston Helstone Hendra Hendra Croft Henwood Hernis Herodsfoot Hessenford Hewas Water High Lanes High Street Higher Brea Higher Crackington Higher Prospidnick Holmbush Holywell Bay Horningtops Hugus Idless Illand Illogan Illogan Downs Illogan Highway Inches Indian Queens Ivyleaf Hill Jacobstow Karslake Kea Kehelland Kelly Bray Kelynack Kennards House Kenwyn Kergilliack Kernick Kerris Kestle Mill Keybridge Kilhallon Kilkhampton Killivose Kingsand Kirland Kuggar Ladock Ladycross Lamanva Lamellion Lamorna Lamorran Landewednack Landrake Landulph Lane Laneast Lanescot Langdon Langore Lanhydrock Lanivet Lanlivery Lanner Lanreath Lansallos Lanstephen Lanteglos Lanteglos Highway Latchley Launcells Launceston Lawhitton Leedstown Lelant Lelant Downs Lerryn Lesnewth Lestraynes Levalsa Mere Lewannick Ley Lezant Linkinhorne Liskeard Little Petherick Little Trethewey Lizard Lockengate Loggans London Apprentice Long Rock Longdowns Looe Looe Mills Lostwithiel Lower Boscaswell Lower Drift Lower Metherell Lower Tregantle Lower Treluswell Lowertown Luckett Ludgvan Lumburn Luxulyan Lynstone Mabe Burnthouse Maders Madron Maenporth Magor Downs Malpas Manaccan Manhay Marazanvose Marazion Marhamchurch Markwell Marshgate Mawgan Mawgan Porth Mawla Mawnan Mawnan Smith Maxworthy Menheniot Menherion Merrymeet Merther Lane Metherell Mevagissey Michaelstow Middle Crackington Middle Hill Middle Taphouse Middlehill Millbrook Millpool Minions Mitchell Mithian Monks Cross Moorswater Mornick Morvah Morval Morwellham Morwenstow Mount Mount Ambrose Mount Hawke Mount Joy Mousehole Mowhan Muchlarnick Mullion Mylor Mylor Bridge Nancegollan Nancekuke Nancemellin Nancledra Nanpean Nanstallon Nanswhyden Narkurs New Mill New Polzeath Newbridge Newhall Green Newlyn Newpark Newquay Newquay Airport Newtown North Carnmarth North Cliffs North Country North Hill North Petherwin North Roskear North Tamerton Northcott Mouth Notter Old Kea Old Mill Otterham Padstow Pantyresk Par Park Bottom Park Erissey Paul Paynter's Lane End Paynters Lane Pelynt Penare Pencarrow Pendarves Pendeen Penderleath Pendoggett Pengegon Pengelly Pengover Green Penhale Penhallow Penhalurick Penhalvean Penhalveor Penjerrick Penmount Penpillick Penpol Penpoll Penponds Penrose - Launceston Penrose - Padstow Penryn Pensilva Pentewan Pentire Penwartha Penweathers Penwithick Penzance Perranarworthal Perrancoombe Perranporth Perranuthnoe Perranwell Perranwell Station Perranzabuloe Peterville Petherwin Gate Phillack Philleigh Pillaton Pipers Pool Pityme Plaidy Plain Au Gwarry Playing Place Polapit Tamar Polbathic Polborder Polgear Polgooth Polhawn Polhilsa Polkerris Polmassick Polmorla Polperro Polruan Polscoe Polstrong Poltescoe Polwhele Polyphant Polzeath Ponsanooth Pool Porcupine Porkellis Port Gaverne Port Isaac Port Pendennis Porteath Porth Porth Navas Porthallow - Caradon Porthallow - Kerrier Porthcothan Porthcurno Porthkea Porthleven Porthmeor Portholland - Restormel Porthoustock Porthpean Porthtowan Portloe Portlooe Portmellon Portquin Portreath Portscatho Portwrinkle Pothole Poughill Poundstock Praa Sands Praze an Beeble Predannack Probus Prussia Cove Quethiock Quintrell Downs Quoit Raftra Raginnis Rame Rame Cross Reawla Redmoor Redruth Rejerrah Releath Relubbus Rescassa Rescorla Rescorla - Penwithick Reskadinnick Restronguet Barton Resugga Green Reterth Retew Retire Retyn Rezare Rilla Mill Rillaton Rinsey Rinsey Croft Rising Sun Roche Rock Rockhead Roscroggan Rose Rosemundy Rosenannon Rosevear Roseworthy Roskrow Rosudgeon Round Ring Row Ruan High Lanes Ruan Lanihorne Ruan Major Ruan Minor Ruddlemoor Rumford Ruthernbridge Ruthvoes Saltash Sancreed Sandplace Scarcewater Scorrier Scredda Seaton Sennen Sennen Cove Sevenstones Seworgan Shallow Adit Sharptor Sherwell Sheviock Shop - Bude Shop - Padstow Shortlanesend Shutta Silverley Sithney Skinners Bottom Sladesbridge Slaughter Bridge Slipperhill South Hill South Petherwin South Tehidy South Wheatley Sparnon Gate Splatt St Agnes St Allen St Anns Chapel St Anthony St Austell St Blazey St Blazey Gate St Breock St Breward St Buryan St Cleer St Clement St Clether St Columb St Columb Major St Columb Minor St Columb Road St Day St Dennis St Dominick St Endellion St Enoder St Erme St Erney Landrake St Erth St Erth Praze St Ervan St Eval St Ewe St Gennys St Germans St Gluvias St Hilary St Issey St Ive St Ives St John St Just St Just in Roseland St Keverne St Kew St Kew Highway St Keyne St Lawrence St Levan St Mabyn St Martin St Mawes St Mawgan St Mellion St Merryn St Mewan St Michael Caerhays St Michael Penkevil St Minver St Neot St Newlyn East St Pinnock St Stephen - Restormel St Stephens - Caradon St Teath St Tudy St Veep St Wenn St Winnolls Stenalees Stibb Sticker Stithians Stoke Climsland Stourscombe Stratton Summercourt Sweetshouse Talland Bay Talskiddy Tehidy Temple The Harbour The Towans Three Burrows Threemilestone Thrushwood Thurdon Tideford Tideford Cross Tintagel Toldish Tolgus Mount Tolskithy Tolvaddon Torpoint Towan Towednack Townshend Traboe Trannack Treamble Treator Trebarber Trebartha Trebarvah Trebarveth Trebarwith Trebarwith Strand Trebeath Trebehor Trebelzue Trebetherick Trebudannon Trebullett Treburgett Treburgie Water Treburick Treburley Treburrick Trebursye Trebyan Trecogo Tredaule Tredavoe Tredethy Tredinnick - Ley Tredinnick - Luxulyan Tredinnick - Padstow Tredinnick - Widegates Tredrizzick Treen Treesmill Treflys Treforda Trefrew Trefula Tregada Tregadillett Tregamere Tregarland Bridge Tregarne Tregaswith Tregatillian Tregatta Tregavarah Tregavethan Tregawne Tregear Tregeare Tregellist Tregenna - Bodmin Tregenna - Truro Tregeseal Tregew Tregidden Tregidgeo Tregiskey Treglasta Tregole Tregolls Tregonce Tregonetha Tregony Tregoodwell Tregoose Tregorrick Tregoss Tregowris Tregrehan Mills Tregullon Tregunna Tregunnon Tregurrian Trehan Treharrock Trehemborne Treheveras Trehunist Treisaac Trekelland Trekenner Trekenning Treknow Trelan Trelash Trelassick Trelawne Treleaver Treleigh Trelew Treliever Treligga Trelights Trelill Trelinnoe Trelion Treliske Trelissick Trelonk Trelow Trelowia Trelowth Treluggan Tremail Tremaine Tremar Tremar Coombe Trematon Trembraze Tremethick Cross Tremore Tremore Valley Tremough Trenale Trenance - Falmouth Trenance - Newquay Trenance - Padstow Trenance Downs Trenarren Trenault Trencreek - Bude Trencreek - Newquay Trendeal Trendrine Treneague Trenear Treneglos Trenerth Trenewan Trenewth Trengothal Trengune Treninnick Trenoweth Trequite Treragin Trerice Trerulefoot Tresarrett Tresawle Trescowe Tresean Tresillian - Truro Tresinney Treskerby Treskillard Treskinnick Cross Treslothan Tresmeer Tresmorn Tresparrett Treswithian Treswithian Downs Trethawle Tretherras Trethevey Trethosa Trethowel Trethurgy Trevadlock Trevalga Trevanger Trevanson Trevarrack Trevarren Trevarrian Trevarrick Trevarth Trevaunance Cove Treveal Treveighan Trevelgue Trevellas Trevelmond Trevemper Treven Trevenen Bal Treveor Treverbyn Treverva Trevescan Trevethan Trevia Trevigro Trevilla Trevilson Trevingey Treviscoe Treviskey Trevissick Trevithal Trevithick Trevivian Trevoll Trevone Trevoole Trevorgans Trevorrick Trevose Trew Trewalder Trewan Trewarlett Trewarmett Trewarthenick Trewassa Treween Trewellard Trewen Trewennack Trewetha Trewethern Trewidland Trewillis Trewince Trewint - Bodmin Trewint - Bude Trewirgie Trewithian Trewoodloe Trewoofe Trewoon Treworgans Treworlas Treworld Treworthal Treyarnon Treyarnon Bay Trillacott Trink Trispen Troan Troon Troswell Truro Truscott Tuckingmill Tucoyse Turfdown Tutwell Twelveheads Two Waters Foot Tywardreath Tywardreath Highway Upton - Bude Upton - Liskeard Upton Cross Upton Towans Valley Truckle Venn Venterdon Venton League Veryan Veryan Green Victoria Wadebridge Wainhouse Corner Wall Warbstow Warleggan Washaway Watergate Watergate Bay Waterloo Week St Mary Wendron Wenfordbridge Werrington West Balsdon West Curry West Downs West Looe West Pentire West Taphouse West Tolgus West Youlstone Wheal Kitty Wheal Rose White Cross Whitecross - Hayle Whitemoor Whitstone Widegates Widemouth Bay Wilcove Windmill Winnards Perch Withiel Withielgoose Mills Woodabridge Woodford Woolley Wringworthy Zelah Zenno

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