Dobwalls

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Dobwalls
Cornish: Fos an Mogh
Dobwalls OS Map 1945 Popular Edition.jpg
Dobwalls and district from the 1940s Ordnance Survey Popular Edition One Inch to the Mile map.
Dobwalls is located in Cornwall
Dobwalls
Dobwalls
 Dobwalls shown within Cornwall
Population 3,662 (2001 UK census)
OS grid reference SX215650
Civil parish Dobwalls and Trewidland
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LISKEARD
Postcode district PL14
Dialling code 01579
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall

Coordinates: 50°27′28″N 4°30′57″W / 50.4577°N 4.5158°W / 50.4577; -4.5158

Dobwalls (Cornish: Fos an Mogh) is a village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated 3 mi (5 km) west of Liskeard.[1]

The name is spelt Dubwalls on Bartholomew's map and Black's Guide of 1879.

The A38 trunk road ran through the village until the bypass was opened on 19 December 2008.[2][3] The bypass has two of the most elaborate bat bridges built so far in the UK (previous examples in Wales being wooden posts with cables).[4] Twelve native species of bats are found in the area.[5]

Until 2006, the Dobwalls Adventure Park tourist attraction was located north of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Bottleneck bypassed 40 years on". BBC News website. BBC. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  3. ^ [1] Highways Agency website. Retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ "New Bat bridge for bypass : Marishal Thompson Group - Tree Subsidence, Arboriculture, Ecology and Landscape Architecture throughout the UK". Marishalthompson.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  5. ^ "House of Lords Written Answers 10 November 2009: Bats". United Kingdom Parliament. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
Bat Bridge on the A38 Dobwalls Bypass, Cornwall, UK. (2009)

External links[edit]

Media related to Dobwalls at Wikimedia Commons