Fore Street

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Fore Street, St Austell

"Fore Street": a name often used for the main street of a town or village. Usage is almost entirely confined to the south west of England but it does also occur in some other parts of the country. There is also a Fore Street in Portland, Maine, United States, presumably named by colonists from SW England. The prevalence of streets named "Fore Street" in Cornwall is due to a survival from the Cornish language -"Forth" = "Street". There are over seventy "Fore Streets" in Cornwall and about seventy five in Devon.

The name is to equivalent to the "High Street" of SE England and the "Main Street" of the rest of the country.

Some Cornish towns and villages with a "Fore Street"[edit]

  • Albaston
  • Ashton, Helston
  • Barripper, Camborne
  • Beacon, Camborne
  • Bodmin
  • Boscastle
  • Bugle, St Austell
  • Callington
  • Calstock
  • Camborne
  • Camelford
  • Cargreen
  • Carharrack, Redruth
  • Chacewater, Truro
  • Constantine, Falmouth
  • Copperhouse, Hayle
  • East Looe
  • Fowey
  • Golant, Fowey
  • Goldsithney, Penzance
  • Grampound Road, Truro
  • Grampound, Truro
  • Gunnislake
  • Herodsfoot
  • Kingsand
  • Lelant, St Ives
  • Lerryn
  • Liskeard
  • Lostwithiel
  • Madron, Penzance
  • Marazion
  • Mevagissey, St Austell
  • Millbrook
  • Mount Hawke
  • Mousehole, Penzance
  • Nanpean
  • Newlyn, Penzance
  • Newquay
  • Penponds, Camborne
  • Pensilva
  • Polgooth
  • Polperro
  • Polruan
  • Pool, Redruth
  • Port Isaac
  • Porthleven, Helston
  • Praze-an-Beeble, Camborne
  • Probus
  • Redruth
  • Roche, St Austell
  • Saltash
  • St Austell
  • St Blazey,Par
  • St Cleer
  • St Columb
  • St Day, Redruth
  • St Dennis, St Austell
  • St Erth, Hayle
  • St Germans
  • St Ives
  • St Just, Penzance
  • St Mabyn, Bodmin
  • St Stephen
  • St Teath, Bodmin
  • Sticker
  • Stratton, Bude
  • Tintagel
  • Torpoint
  • Tregony, Truro
  • Troon, Camborne
  • Tywardreath,Par
  • West Looe

Some towns and villages in Devon with a “Fore Street”[edit]

  • Aveton Gifford
  • Bampton
  • Beer
  • Bere Alston
  • Bere Ferrers
  • Bishopsteighton
  • Bovey Tracey
  • Bradninch
  • Bridestowe
  • Brixham
  • Buckfastleigh
  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Chudleigh
  • Chulmleigh
  • Cornwood
  • Cullompton
  • Culmstock
  • Dartmouth
  • Devonport
  • Dolton
  • Exbourne
  • Exeter
  • Exmouth
  • Great Torrington
  • Gunnislake
  • Harberton
  • Hartland
  • Heavitree
  • Hemyock
  • Holberton
  • Holcombe Rogus
  • Holemoor
  • Holesworthy
  • Ide
  • Ideford
  • Ilfracombe
  • Ipplepen
  • Ivybridge
  • Kentisbeare
  • Kenton
  • Kingsbridge
  • Kingskerswell
  • Kingsteighton
  • Langtree
  • Lifton
  • Loddiswell
  • Luton
  • Milton Abbot
  • Moretonhampstead
  • Northam
  • North Molton
  • North Tawton
  • Okehampton
  • Otterton
  • Plympton
  • Salcombe
  • Seaton
  • Shaldon
  • Sidbury
  • Sidmouth
  • Silverton
  • South Brent
  • South Tawton
  • St Marychurch
  • Tamerton Foliot
  • Teignmouth
  • Tiverton
  • Topsham
  • Torquay - Barton
  • Totnes
  • Uffculme
  • Ugborough
  • Winkleigh
  • Witheridge
  • Yealmpton

Some other UK places with streets called "Fore Street"[edit]

  • Somerset:
    • Chard,
    • Taunton,
    • Dulverton,
    • North Petherton,
    • Bridgwater
    • Wellington
  • Dorset
    • Evershot and Bridport
  • Hertfordshire:
    • Hertford, Hitchin and Old Hatfield
  • Suffolk
    • Ipswich and Framlingham
  • Wiltshire
    • Ashton Keynes, Trowbridge and Wylye
  • Other places . . .
    • Basildon, Essex
    • Birmingham, B2
    • Eastcote, London
    • Edmonton, London
    • City of London, EC2
    • Glasgow, G 14
    • Hexham, Northumberland
    • Johnshaven, Montrose
    • Lower Darwen, Lancashire

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