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Carbis Bay is almost contiguous with the town of St Ives and is in St Ives civil parish. However, it is often considered to be part of Lelant, an older settlement one mile south. The 2001 census gave the combined population of Carbis Bay and Lelant as 3482.
Carbis Bay is popular with tourists and the South West Coast Path (the longest National Trail in the United Kingdom) passes the village. The St Ives Bay Line railway (one of the few profit-making branch lines in the UK serves the village.
Notable structures Edit
- The Knill Monument, known locally as "The Steeple", a 50-foot (15 m) high monument to John Knill, mayor of nearby St Ives during the 18th century, stands on a hillside behind the village.
- The Parish Church (dedicated to St Anta and All Saints) contains a peal of ten bells, the largest peal in a Cornish parish church.
- St Uny Primary School a Church of England School voluntarily controlled by the Diocese of Truro, situated in Carbis Bay.
Carbis Bay railway station is conveniently situated on the cliff above the beach. It is on the St Ives Bay Line, which connects it to St Ives, Lelant, and St Erth. St Erth station is the connection to the Main line to London Paddington.
See also Edit
- ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 9780319231487
- ^ Cornwall Population
- ^ "Wheal Providence, Providence Mines, Carbis Bay, Lelant, St Ives District, Cornwall, England, UK". Mindat.org. http://www.mindat.org/loc-1037.html. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
- ^ Dove, R. H. (1982) A Bellringer's Guide to the Church Bells of Britain and Ringing Peals of the World, 6th ed. Guildford: Viggers
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