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Penzance

(pĕnzăns`), town (1991 pop. 18,501), Cornwall, SW England, at the head of Mounts Bay. Penzance is a resort and a port for the Scilly IslandsScilly Islands
, officially Isles of Scilly, archipelago and unitary authority (2001 pop. 2,153), encompassing more than 150 isles and rocky islets, off Cornwall, SW England, 28 mi (45 km) from Land's End. The archipelago has been politically separate from Cornwall since 1890.
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. It also has flour mills. Penzance Library houses a notable Cornish collection. The town was sacked by the Spanish in 1595 and until the 18th cent. was subject to raids by Mediterranean pirates. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, depicts the raids. The scientist Humphry DavyDavy, Sir Humphry,
1778–1829, English chemist and physicist. The son of a woodcarver, he received his early education at Truro and was apprenticed (1795) to a surgeon-apothecary at Penzance.
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 was born there.

Penzance

a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop.: 20 255 (2001)
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The Bulls had argued their long-standing policy of banning all unmarried couples - both heterosexual and gay - from sharing a bed at their Chymorvah Private Hotel in Marazion, near Penzance, Cornwall.
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But the Bulls deny the claim under new equality laws, saying they have a long-standing policy of banning all unmarried couples - both heterosexual and gay - from sharing a bed at the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Marazion near Penzance, Cornwall.
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