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Roche (pronounced Roach, Cornish: Tregarrek, meaning homestead of the rock) is a civil parish and village in mid-Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village gets its name from a granite outcrop east of the village. Roche is the Norman-French word for Rock. On the northern flank of the village is the 20-metre high Roche Rock, a large granite outcrop. Nearby are the towns of Bodmin and St Austell, as well as the Eden Project.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Roche, Cornwall has been known in the past
Roche, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Roche, par. and vil., Cornwall, near Victoria sta. and 5 miles NW. of St Austell, 6471 ac., pop. 1681; P.O., T.O.; stream tin and porcelain clay are worked; the Roche Rocks, with ruins of ancient hermitage chapel, are 680 ft. high; St Roche's Well, adjacent, was a "wishing well".
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