Gwavas

Gwavas

Gwavas is a residential council estate on the outskirts of Newlyn, Cornwall. The name Gwavas comes from the Cornish for Gwaf meaning winter, and bos meaning abode. Completed by the Penzance borough council in 1937 following limited slum clearance in the harbour area of Newlyn - the slum clearance program was intended to be much larger, however many houses were saved following the famous Rosebud Campaign Gwavas is named after the Gwavas lake which is an area of relatively calm water that is situated outside of the current harbour area of Newlyn. Situated on an extreme hill Gwavas contributes to much of the Penzance South Ward's high standing on the UK governments index of deprivation . Most housing stock are now in the ownership of Penwith Housing Association following the sale of Penwith council housing stock in 1994.

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