Place:Polgooth, Cornwall, England

Alt namesPollgoedhsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates50.317°N 4.8°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoSt. Austell Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which a section was a part 1894-1974
St. Ewe, Cornwall, Englandparish in which part of the village is situated
St. Mewan, Cornwall, Englandparish in which part of the village is situated
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the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Polgooth is a former tin-mining village in south Cornwall, England. It lies mainly in the parish of St Mewan and partly in the parish of St. Ewe. The nearest town is St. Austell two miles (3.5 km) to the north-east.

John Marius Wilson, in his Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)) describes it as a very extensive tin mine. Wikipedia is even more explicit.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Polgooth.

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