Fowey shown within Cornwall
|Population||2,273 (Census 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|European Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||South East Cornwall|
|List of places: UK • England • Cornwall|
Fowey (/ˈfɔɪ/ (rhymes with "boy"); Cornish: Fowydh) is a small town, civil parish and cargo port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall, England, UK. For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Twinning Restormel is twinned by oath which can be viewed in the council offices in St Austell, with Kreis Dithmarschen. Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Plymouth postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Bodmin, Boscastle, Callington, Calstock, The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall in The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Cornwall County Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Divisions & Stations The trust is split into 2 divisions West - Devon and Cornwall including West Divisional HQ 999 and PTS Control at South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election South East Cornwall is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of all the Towns and Villages of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. BOY is a Canadian Indie pop band The band consists of vocalist and general instrumentalist Stephen Kozmeniuk, drummer Maurie Kaufmann, For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. River Fowey is a River in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It rises about 1 mile north-west of Brown Willy on Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,273.; IPA
Fowey is in the South Coast (Eastern Section) of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland It lies at the end of the Saints' Way and has ferries across the river to Polruan (foot) and Bodinnick (vehicle). The Saints' Way ( Cornish: Forth an Syns is a Long-distance footpath in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. Polruan (Porthruan is a small village in the parish of Lanteglos by Fowey in Cornwall, England, UK. Bodinnick is a village in Cornwall, England There are many historic buildings in the town, including the ruins of St Catherine's Castle, while Readymoney Cove possesses a local beach. St Catherine's Castle is a small fort commissioned by Henry VIII. Readymoney Cove is a sandy beach to the south of the harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Popular legend has it that Jesus visited Fowey as a child, along with Joseph of Arimathea who was a merchant visiting local tin mines in which he had a commercial interest. Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) Joseph of Arimathea was according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion At the entrance to the River, on the eastern side below the cliffs to the south-west of St Saviour's Point, there is a cross to commemorate this supposed visit. This cross is marked on very early charts and was maintained by monks from Tywardreath. Tywardreath is a small hilltop village in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The cross is known locally as "Punches Cross", supposedly derived from the name of Pontius Pilate.
A hundred yards west of the lighthouse on the west of the harbour entrance, about thirty feet below the top of the cliff edge and broadly concealed, is a small grass area known as "Johnny May's Chapel". This name is believed to be that of a Methodist preacher at the time when non-Conformism was persecuted.
Fowey has thrived as a port for hundreds of years, initially as a military town, then as the centre for china clay exports (that business is slowly diminishing, as more and more of China Clay is being imported from Brazil). A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences) or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the Weather or are stored A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking Kaolinite is a Clay mineral with the chemical composition Al 2 Si 2 O 5( OH)4 Fowey is the home of the Treffry family who live in Place House, from whom prolific 1800s Cornish industrialist Joseph Treffry came. Place House is a Grade One listed building located in Fowey, Cornwall. Joseph Austen Treffry (born 1782 died 1850 was an engineer mining adventurer and industrialist who became a significant landowner in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Today Fowey is busy with trawlers and yachts, the Royal Fowey Yacht Club being on its front. A commercial trawler is a commercial Fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls. A yacht is a recreational boat It designates two rather different classes of Watercraft, sailing and power yachts The seafood served in many of its restaurants comes from the Fowey estuary, or the sea just outside it.
A few miles away from the town is Golant's 'Sawmill Recording Studios', which has been frequented by the likes of Oasis, the Stone Roses and Muse, as well as local bands. Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 The Stone Roses were an English Alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984 Muse are
Fowey elected two members to the Unreformed House of Commons until the Reform Act 1832 stripped it of its representation as a rotten borough, it having lost its borough corporation a few years before . The unreformed House of Commons is the name generally given to the British House of Commons as it existed before the Reform Act of 1832. The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system The term "rotten" or "decayed" borough referred to a parliamentary borough or Constituency in Great Britain and Ireland It was restored as a municipal borough in 1913, and then was merged with the nearby and much larger St Austell in 1968 to form the borough of St. Austell with Fowey. Municipal boroughs were a type of Local government which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974 in Northern Ireland from 1840 to St Austell (Sen Ostell is a town in Cornwall, England, UK. St Austell has a population of 22658 (according to the 2001 census This was itself in 1974 replaced with the Restormel Borough, and Fowey now constitutes a civil parish 
Fowey has two schools: Fowey Primary School and Fowey Community College, both of which are in at Windmill Road. Twinning Restormel is twinned by oath which can be viewed in the council offices in St Austell, with Kreis Dithmarschen.
Fowey has a regatta in the third week of August every year. The town has held a Christmas Market since 2005. A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt The Fowey Fringe Festival started in 2007, an acoustic musical festival takes place in the pubs, restaurants,sailing clubs and streets in the town of Fowey. Visiting musicians and other performers are invited to participate.
Fowey has been the inspiration for many authors including Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q'), Daphne du Maurier and Kenneth Grahame. Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (ˌkwɪlɚˈkuʧ ( 21 November 1863 - 12 May 1944) was a Cornish writer, who published under the Daphne du Maurier Lady Browning DBE ( 13 May, 1907 – 19 April, 1989) (ˈdæfnɪ du ˈmɒɹieɪ was a British Kenneth Grahame ( March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a British Writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows
The surrounding coastline of Fowey is also popular with fishermen and spear-fishermen. Many sea creatures can be seen all around the Cornish shoreline, including mullet, bass, mackerel, lobsters and cuttlefish. Many of the species can be seen in the Fowey Aquarium in the heart of the town, which includes a very rare Albino Bull Huss.
Being situated in close proximity to the Sawmill Studios in Golant, Fowey often plays host to many musicians.
In common with most of Cornwall, Fowey's house prices have escalated as non-locals have bought holiday homes in the county. Residents with homes in or around Fowey include: