Place:Camelford, Cornwall, England


Alt namesLanteglos-by-Camelfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Ryskammelsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates50.617°N 4.683°W
Located inCornwall, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Camelford is a town and civil parish in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, situated in the River Camel valley northwest of Bodmin Moor. The town is approximately ten miles (16 km) north of Bodmin and is governed by Camelford Town Council.

Lanteglos-by-Camelford is the ecclesiastical parish in which the town is situated (not to be confused with Lanteglos-by-Fowey).

Camelford is in the North Cornwall parliamentary constituency represented by Dan Rogerson MP. Until 1974, the town was the administrative headquarters of Camelford Rural District.

The two main industrial enterprises in the area are the slate quarry at Delabole and the cheese factory at Davidstow but there is a small industrial estate at Highfield.

The A39 road (dubbed 'Atlantic Highway') passes directly through the town centre: a bypass has been discussed for many years. Camelford Station was some distance from the town and closed in 1966; the site was subsequently used as a cycling museum.

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