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Long Rock (Cornish: Carrek Hyr) is a village in southwest Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately one mile (1.6 km) east of Penzance and 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) west of Marazion in the civil parish of Ludgvan.
A dual carriageway bypass carries the A30 road north of the village and the land beside the road has been extensively developed with light industry and a retail park. Penzance Heliport used to be situated between Long Rock and Penzance and provided scheduled helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly but it was recently demolished and now there is a Sainsburys supermarket on the site.
The nearest primary schools are located in Gulval and Ludgvan, with the nearest secondary school, Humphry Davy School, in Penzance. Village facilities include a shop, post office, 2 pubs (1 of them offering B & B), a care home, an equestrian and agricultural supplier, a hall which can be hired, 2 motorbike training places, a car rental business and several car sales businesses. The industrial estate contains a glass merchant, a computer repairer, a vet and a solar energy firm.
Long Rock Playing Field Association recently received a grant to install new play equipment. Penwith District Council built a new 'amenity area' in a field close to the A30.
Long Rock is the site of a locomotive shed. Formerly catering to steam locomotives, it is the most south-westerly depot on the former Great Western Railway's system. Now known as Penzance TMD, it is a refuelling and servicing depot for diesel locomotives and HST sets.
Long Rock has regular bus services into Penzance and is on The Cornish Way network of cycle paths.
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