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Newquay
Cornish - Tewynn Pleustri

Newquay shown within Cornwall
Population 19,562 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SW815615
Parish Newquay
District Restormel
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWQUAY
Postcode district TR7
Dial code 01637
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
UK Parliament North Cornwall
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandCornwall

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The town should not be confused with New Quay in Wales.

Newquay (Cornish: Tewynn Pleustri) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port on the north Atlantic coast of Pydarshire, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is bounded to the west by the Gannel River and its associated salt marsh, and in the east by the Porth valley. The town has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded. According to the 2001 census it had a permanent population of 19,423. New Quay (Welsh: Cei Newydd) is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales, lying on Cardigan Bay. ... This article is about the country. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Hundreds of Cornwall in the early 19th century, (formerly known as Cornish Shires). ... Cornwall (pronounced ; Cornish: ) is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... The River Gannel is a tidal river in Cornwall, UK, that divides the town of Newquay from village of Crantock. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

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History

The first signs of settlement in Newquay consist of a late Iron age hill fort/industrial centre which exploited the nearby abundant resources (including deposits of iron) and the superior natural defences provided by Trevelgue Head. It is claimed that occupation of the site was continuous from the third century BC to the fifth or sixth century AD, although a Dark age house was later built on the head.[1] There are also some iron age burial mounds and an embankment on the area now known as The Barrow Fields. Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The Dark Ages (or Dark Age) is a metaphor with multiple meanings and connotations. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Alternate meanings of barrow: see Barrow_in_Furness for the town of Barrow in Cumbria, England; also Barrow, Alaska in the U.S.; also River Barrow in Ireland. ...


The curve of the headland around what is now Newquay harbour provided natural protection from bad weather and a small fishing village grew up in the area. When the village was first occupied is unknown but it is not mentioned in the Domesday Book although a local house (now a bar known as "Trenninick Tavern") is included. By the 15th century the village was called "Towan Blystra" — "Towan" means sand hill/dune in Cornish — but the anchorage was exposed to winds from the North East and in 1439 the local Burghers applied to Bishop Lacey of Exeter for leave and funds to build a "New quay" from which the town derives its current name. The first census data on Newquay records around 1300 inhabitants in 1801. A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Battle of Grotnik, which ended the hussite movement in Poland Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway is declared deposed in Sweden. ... Burgher can refer to: a title; in the European Middle Ages, a burgher was any freeman of a burgh or borough; or any inhabitant of a borough, a person who lives in town (in Dutch the word for citizen is burger and the German cognate is Bürger). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about a title... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in the southwest of England, also known as the West Country. ... A quay, pronounced key, kay, is a wharf or bank where ships and other vessels are loaded. ...


Up to the early 20th century, the small fishing village was famous for pilchards and there is a "Huer's Hut" above the harbour from which a lookout would cry "Heva!" to call out the fishing fleet when pilchard shoals were spotted. The town's present insignia is two pilchards. Newquay no longer has any involvement in pilchard fishing although a small number of boats still exploit the local edible crab and lobster populations. Sardines or pilchards are a group of several types of small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae. ... ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758 Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} {{{subdivision_ranks}}} [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} The edible crab (Cancer pagurus) is a species of crab found in the North Sea, North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ...


A goods line known as the Newquay Railway was opened in 1846 from nearby mines to the harbour. It was worked by horses and linked various mines with the harbour. Parts of this line are still in existence but disused. 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Tourism

Newquay is now a major tourist destination, principally on account of the 10 long and accessible sandy beaches. The town has a resident population of around 22,000 but this can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

An easterly view over Newquay harbour with some of the surfing beaches in the background

The resort styles itself "The Surfing Capital of Britain" with many surf shops, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. Fistral Beach hosts major international competitions, and Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne Beaches nearer the town and nearby Crantock Bay and Watergate Bay also provide high quality breaks. Towan Beach is also the location for the proposed Newquay Surfing Reef, a somewhat controversial project that has polarised local opinion. Download high resolution version (1500x1125, 135 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on 15th September 2003 File links The following pages link to this file: Newquay Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1500x1125, 135 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on 15th September 2003 File links The following pages link to this file: Newquay Categories: GFDL images ... Hein Cooper at Banzai Pipeline, December 1981 Surfing is a surface water sport. ... Fistral Beach is a major surfing beach of Britain, located in Newquay, Cornwall. ... Watergate Bay is a bay located between Newquay and Padstow in Cornwall. ...


Newquay is also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which always takes place during the public holiday on the last weekend in May at Trevelgue Holiday Park. Multitudes of people descend on the town in Volkswagen Camper vans, Beetles and other custom cars. Run to the Sun is a song by British synth pop duo Erasure, released as the second single from their sixth studio album I Say, I Say, I Say. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ...


The 630 mile-long South West Coast Path runs through the town. The South West Coast Path passes along the cliffs (seen in the distance) at Ilfracombe, North Devon. ...


Obviously the massive influx of people coming to Newquay in the summer does have negative effects on the town - drink and drug related problems are increasingly making the front page of local newspapers. Although Britain’s binge drinking culture affects most of the UK, tourist destinations and seaside resorts are most heavily affected, and Newquay is no exception.


Night Life

Newquay is well known for its lively nightlife. Nightclubs such as Berties, Tall Trees and Sailors attract well known DJs such as Trevor Nelson, Dave Pearce, Judge Jules and Pete Tong. The influx of summer party-goers has regularly caused controversy in recent years. Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Berties is a nightclub located underneath the Hotel Victoria on East street in Newquay, Cornwall, England. ... Tall Trees is a nightclub located on Tolcarne Road in Newquay, Cornwall, England. ... For the marinetime sailor see sailor Sailors is a nightclub located on Fore street in Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Nelson in 2004 Trevor Nelson MBE (born December 26, 1971)(age39) is a gay British presenter and DJ. Nelson is currently presenting shows on BBC Radio 1 and MTV. He presents The Lick on MTV Base. ... Dave Pearce is a British dance DJ and record producer, playing gigs across the UK and the world, although he is perhaps best known for his work in radio. ... Judge Jules at The Gallery. Turnmills - Friday 22nd September 2006. ... Pete Tong (born July 1960) is a British DJ who works for BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom. ...


Transport

Newquay railway station is the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Line that runs from Par the passenger service dates from 20 June 1874. The station is situated close to the beaches on the east side of the town centre, and a second platform will be built here by Network Rail in 2007-2008, to assist with the operation of the new Newquay to Paddington direct First Great Western service.[2]. Newquay railway station is the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Line that runs from Par railway station. ... The Atlantic Coast Line is a railway line from Par, near St. ... Par is a village in india, located several miles north of St Austell. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ... A street in Paddington including a pub, a restaurant targeted at tourists and Paddington Station in the background. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ...


Newquay Airport provides links to other parts of the British Isles; private jets, charters and helicopters are also served by nearby Perranporth airfield. Newquay Cornwall International Airport (IATA: NQY, ICAO: EGDG) is a commercial airport located a few kilometers northeast of Newquay in England. ... Perranporth is a popular surfing tourist destination on the north coast of Carrick, Cornwall in England, UK, six miles south-west of the surf resorts of Newquay and six miles east of Porthtowan. ...


National Express run coaches from various points of Great Britain to Newquay and Summercourt Travel runs local bus services around Newquay and Newquay Airport. National Express is the brand under which the majority of long distance bus and coach services in the United Kingdom are marketed, and also the company that manages this network and operates some of the services. ...


Other notable information

James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole on 13 August 1984) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rugby, Warwickshire. ... Fistral Beach is a major surfing beach of Britain, located in Newquay, Cornwall. ... The Witches is a 1990 film based on the book of the same name by British author, Roald Dahl. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Magical Mystery Tour, starring The Beatles, is an hour-long television film that initially aired on BBC1 on Boxing Day in 1967. ... Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1983), best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. ... For other uses, see Lord of the Flies (disambiguation). ... Gresham’s School is an independent coeducational boarding school at Holt in North Norfolk, England, founded in the year 1555, a member of the HMC. // Big School, 1903, architect Sir John Simpson Greshams School was established at Holt by Sir John Gresham in 1555, during the reign of Queen... Holt is a market town in the county of Norfolk, England. ... Norfolk (IPA: //) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

References

  1. ^ Interim account of 1939 excavation by C.K. Croft Andrews (1949)
  2. ^ Network Rail
  3. ^ http://www.photofeatures.com/beatles/index.html
  4. ^ I Will Plant Me a Tree: an Illustrated History of Gresham's School by S.G.G. Benson and Martin Crossley Evans (James & James, London, 2002) ISBN 0-907383-92-0
  5. ^ "Safety work at fire-ravaged hotel", BBC News Online, 19 August 2007. Accessed 19 August 2007.

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See also

This is a list of topics related to Cornwall, UK. The Cornwall category contains a more comprehensive selection of Cornish articles. ... Look up nuke in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Newquay at AllExperts (612 words)
Newquay (Cornish: Tewynn Pleustri) is a town and civil parish on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom ().
Newquay is also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which always takes place during the public holiday on the last weekend in May. Multitudes of people descend on the town in Volkswagen Camper vans, Beetles and other custom cars.
Newquay railway station is the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Line that runs from Par and is situated close to the beaches on the east side of the town centre.
Newquay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (717 words)
Newquay (Cornish: Tewynn Pleustri) is a town and civil parish on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
It is bounded to the west by the Gannel River and its associated salt marsh, and in the east by the Porth valley.
Newquay is now a major tourist destination, principally on account of the 10 long and accessible sandy beaches.
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