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Bude (Cornish: Porthbud)
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was formerly sometimes known as Bude Haven. It lies southwest of Stratton, south of Flexbury and Poughill, and north of Widemouth Bay and is located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France.
Bude - A brief history. Bude boasts a long and illustrious history with the sea and lovers of the coast. 
Until the start of the twentieth century, the neighbouring town of Stratton was dominant, and a local saying is "Stratton was a market town when Bude was just a furzy down", meaning Stratton was long established when Bude was just gorse-covered downland. (A similar saying is current at Saltash about Plymouth.) On 10 October 1844 during an exercise the unnamed Bude Lifeboat capsized when the steering oar broke followed by four on the port side and two of the crew were drowned. The local senior school Budehaven Community College suffered a major fire in October 1999 destroying most of the older parts of the school. This meant the school was forced to close for several weeks until temporary classrooms could be brought in. The damaged part of the school was rebuilt with interactive classrooms. Source acknowledgement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bude

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Bude's coast faces Bude Bay in the

Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean. Its

earlier importance was as a harbour, and then

a source of sea sand useful for improving the

moorland soil. The Victorians favoured it as a

watering place, and it was a popular seaside

destination in the 20th century. Bude Coast

SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), located

between Compass Cove to the south and

Furzey Cove to the north, is noted for its

geological and biological interest.

Carboniferous sandstone cliffs surround Bude.

During the Variscan Orogeny the strata were

heavily faulted and folded. As the sands and

cliffs around Bude contain calcium carbonate

(a natural fertiliser), farmers used to take sand

from the beach, for spreading on their fields.

The cliffs around Bude are the only ones

in Cornwall that are made of Carboniferous

sandstone, as most of the Cornish coast is

formed of Devonian slate, granite and

Precambrian metamorphic rocks). The stratified

cliffs of Bude give their name to a sequence of

rocks called the Bude Formation. Many

formations can be viewed from the South West

Coast Path which passes through the town. Many

ships have been wrecked on the jagged reefs

which fringe the base of the cliffs. The figurehead

of one of these, the Bencoolen, a barque whose

wrecking in 1862 resulted in the drowning of

most of the crew, was preserved in the

churchyard but was transferred to the town

museum to save it from further decay. The

aftermath of the wreck of the Bencoolen was

described by R. S. Hawker in letters which were

published in Hawker's Poetical Works (1879).

Present-day Bude is a pleasant small

town with character. It has two beaches with

excellent broad sands close to the town itself,

and is a good centre for adjacent beaches. Its sea

front faces west and the Atlantic rollers make for

good surfing when conditions are right. In the

Middle Ages the only dwelling here was Efford

Manor, the seat of the Arundells of Trerice which

had a chapel of St Leonard. Another chapel

existed at Chapel Rock which was dedicated to

Holy Trinity and St Michael. Notable buildings

include the Perpendicular parish church (St

Olaf's) in the village of Poughill just outside of

Bude, the parish church of St Michael and All

Angels (built in 1835 and enlarged in 1876; the

architect was George Wightwick), Ebbingford

Manor, and the town's oldest house, Quay

Cottage in the centre of town. Bude Castle was

built about 1830 for Victorian inventor Sir

Goldsworthy Gurney and is now a heritage

centre. Bude Canal, which once ran to

Launceston, now runs only a few miles inland.

Sadly, several historic wharf buildings were

demolished in the 1980s but in May 2009 a £5

million scheme funded by Objective One,

Heritage Lottery Fund and the South West of

England Regional Development Agency to restore

the historic canal itself was completed, making

the waterway open to boats for several miles

inland and also paying for the gentrification of

the remaining harbourside area.

Bude - A brief history. Bude boasts a long and illustrious history with the sea and lovers of the coast. 
Bude (Cornish: Porthbud)
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was formerly sometimes known as Bude Haven. It lies southwest of Stratton, south of Flexbury and Poughill, and north of Widemouth Bay and is located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France.
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