Place:St Columb Major, Cornwall, England

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NameSt Columb Major
Alt namesSaint Columb Majorsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sen Kolomm Veursource: Wikipedia
St. Columb Majorsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. Columb-Majorsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates50.433°N 5.05°W
Located inCornwall, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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St Columb Major is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Often referred to locally as St Columb, it is situated approximately seven miles (11 km) southwest of Wadebridge and six miles (10 km) east of Newquay

The designation Major distinguishes it from the smaller settlement and parish of St Columb Minor on the coast.

Twice a year the town plays host to "hurling", a medieval game once common throughout Cornwall but now only played in St Columb and St Ives. It is played on Shrove Tuesday and then again on the Saturday eleven days later. The game involves two teams of several hundred people (the 'townsmen' and the 'countrymen') who endeavour to carry a silver ball made of apple wood to goals set two miles (3 km) apart, making the parish, around 25 square miles in area, the de facto largest sports ground in the world.

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