Place:Helston, Cornwall, England


Alt namesHellys or Henlyssource: Wikipedia
Henlistonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 60
Henlistonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 60
Coordinates50.083°N 5.267°W
Located inCornwall, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Penzance and nine miles (14.5 km) southwest of Falmouth. Helston is the most southerly town on the island of Great Britain and is around farther south than Penzance. In 2001, the town celebrated the 800th anniversary of the granting of its Charter, making it the second oldest town in Cornwall after Marazion. The town population is 9,780.

The former Stannary and cattle market town is best known for the annual Furry Dance (known locally as the Flora Dance), said to originate from the medieval period.

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