Summercourt

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Summercourt
Summercourt - geograph.org.uk - 228217.jpg
Summercourt is located in Cornwall
Summercourt
Summercourt
Summercourt shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW881567
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWQUAY
Postcode district TR8
Dialling code 01726 and 01872
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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50°22′00″N 4°58′19″W / 50.3668°N 4.9720°W / 50.3668; -4.9720Coordinates: 50°22′00″N 4°58′19″W / 50.3668°N 4.9720°W / 50.3668; -4.9720
Summercourt Methodist Church (now a private dwelling).

Summercourt (Cornish: Marghashir) is a village in mid Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is in the civil parish of St Enoder five miles (8 km) southeast of Newquay. The village is centred on the crossroads at OS Grid Ref SW887561 of the old course of the A30 road (now re-routed north of the village as a dual carriageway bypass) and the A3058 Newquay to St Austell road.[1]

Education[edit]

Summercourt primary school.

There is a village school, Summercourt Community Primary School, which is a combined primary and junior school. It has a capacity of just over 100 pupils. The school started its life as the National School, Summercourt, in 1828 and was the first school in the area - taking children from Summercourt, Fraddon, Mitchell and even Indian Queens. At first it was only for boys - and consisted of one small room. A year later, girls were also permitted to attend. Since that time, the school has increased in size considerably.

The village today[edit]

The village has a pub (the London Inn[2] on School Road), a restaurant and pub (The Fox's Revenge[3] at nearby Carvynick) and there is a convenience store ("Summercourt Village Store" on Beacon Road) which incorporates a post office.

Summercourt fair[edit]

Summercourt fair is a Charter fair held in Summercourt in the last week of September each year; at over 800 years old, it is the longest-established fair in Cornwall.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25000 'Explorer' map, sheet 106, ISBN 978-0-319-24016-8
  2. ^ London Inn Summercourt
  3. ^ The Fox's Revenge
  4. ^ Dr Samantha Letters, Online Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England Wales to 1516
  5. ^ Cornwall County council, document AD1751/4, Notes, Summercourt Fair, St Enoder; 1974

External links[edit]

Media related to Summercourt at Wikimedia Commons