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Roche, Cornwall

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.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9860
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon 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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