Par River (UK)

For the river in India, see Par River (Gujarat).

Coordinates: 50°20′35″N 4°42′11″W / 50.343°N 4.703°W / 50.343; -4.703

The Par River (Cornish: Dowr Gwernan, meaning alder tree river), also known as the Luxulyan River is a river draining the area north of St Blazey in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom.

The Par is formed by several streams, rising near the villages of Lockengate, Lanivet and Tregullon near Bodmin, which flow southwards via the Bokiddick, Bodwen and Luxulyan areas to flow into the English Channel at Par.

Until the 16th Century the valley below St Blazey formed an estuary and the St Blazey was the lowest crossing point on the river.[1]


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