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St Austell, Cornwall

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St Austell, Cornwall

St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast approximately 10 miles south of Bodmin and 30 miles west of the border with Devon. The town is known locally as "Snozzle" St Austell is the largest town in Cornwall: in the Office for National Statistics mid-term estimates for 2010 the population was 30,800. St Austell civil parish is entirely urban in character.
Post townST. AUSTELL
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX0252
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01726
Population22,658 (2001)[citation needed]
 

Other names by which St Austell, Cornwall has been known in the past

Austell St ~ Austins ~ Austle St ~ St Austle

St Austell, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Austell, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cornwall, 1½ mile W. of St Austell Bay, 14½ miles NE. of Truro, and 285 SW. of London - par., 12,125 ac., pop. 11,286; town, pop. 3582; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. St Austell has some mfrs. of iron, machinery, and woollen cloth, and a pilchard fishery; but it owes its importance to the china-clay works and tin and copper mines in its vicinity. Great quantities of china-clay and china-stone are exported from the neighbouring harbours of Charlestown and Pentewan. About 2 miles NE. of the town is the Carclaze Mine, a vast excavation, of unknown antiquity, which long yielded tin but now yields china-clay. The church of St Austell (restored 1870) is one of the finest in Cornwall. St Austl Bay, 4 miles wide, penetrates 5 miles, and is separated from Mevagissey Bay on the S. by Black Head.

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