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Cornish Rivalry


The Cornish villages Kingsand and Cawsand were once fierce rivals. Back in the 1800s, both were hotspots for smugglers. While Cawsand was always a part of Cornwall, Kingsand was part of Devon County until forced boundary changes in 1844. For some time after this boundary change, though, the people of Kingsand remained loyal to Devon. As reported by Cornwall Live, “The Post Office also continued to use Plymouth as the correct postal address” in protest. Today, all that remains of the rivalry is a house called “Devon Corn,” marking the historic border that once caused such division.

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