Newlyn

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Newlyn

Template:GBmap Newlyn (Cornish: Lulynn) is a town in southwest Cornwall, UK. The town forms a small conurbation with neighbouring Penzance. The principal industry in Newlyn is fishing, and the town relies upon its harbour.

The UK National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF) maintains a tidal observatory at Newlyn, and the UK Fundamental Benchmark is maintained there. The Ordnance Survey, Britain's mapping agency, used to base all contour lines and spot heights on the mean sea level at Newlyn defined by this benchmark.

It was made famous in the 1880s and 1980s for its Newlyn School artists' colony, including the painters Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke.


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