Colan, Cornwall

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Colan is located in Cornwall
Colan shown within Cornwall
Population 1,696 (United Kingdom Census 2011 including Bosoughan)
OS grid reference SW868613
Civil parish
  • Colan
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWQUAY
Postcode district TR8
Dialling code 01637
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°24′43″N 5°00′07″W / 50.412°N 5.002°W / 50.412; -5.002Coordinates: 50°24′43″N 5°00′07″W / 50.412°N 5.002°W / 50.412; -5.002

Colan (Cornish: Kolan) is a village and civil parish in mid-Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately three miles (5 km) east of Newquay.[1] The electoral ward is called Colan and Mawgan. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 4,256[2] The hamlets of Bosoughan, Chapel, Gwills, Kestle Mill, Lane, Mountjoy, Quintrell Downs, Trebarber and Trencreek are in the parish.[3] Fir Hill Woods near Nanswhyden, contains the ruins of Fir Hill Manor. Colan Church dates to the thirteenth century.[4]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ "2011 census for ward of Colan and Mawgan". Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Cornwall; Explore Britain
  4. ^ Dunkin, E. (1882) Monumental Brasses. London: Spottiswoode

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