Posted: 7 months ago

Just a few miles from St Austell town, St Dennis and Nanpean are villages that have grown over many years from just a few settlements to become an area with a ever-growing population with growing families and generations of locals alike.

 

The area is not short of history and heritage with place and road names that featured in the Domesday Book still in existence. One thing to look out for, stop and appreciate is St Denys Parish Church, which can be found at the top of Carne Hill, on the site of an Iron Age hill fort. It is believed the name ‘Denys’ stems from the word ‘Dinas’ which is Cornish for hill fort. 

 

The China Clay industry has played a massive part of the villages’ industry and by the mid-20th Century, it provided employment for many of those living in the areas.

 

Today the communities in both St Dennis and Nanpean remain thriving, with, between them, a village band, football clubs, schools, WI, Old Cornwall Society, carnival events, among many others.

 

There are plenty of community events happening throughout the year – do you run one of these? Tell us about them – as well as more about life in St Dennis and Nanpean – and we’ll add them to the site. Simply email info@staustell.co.uk with the details.

 

Discover - Places - St Dennis and Nanpean

Thursday

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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 7C. Winds E at 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday Night

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A few clouds from time to time. Low 3C. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 km/h.

Friday

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Partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 6C. Winds ESE at 25 to 40 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.

Friday Night

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Partly cloudy. Low 3C. Winds ESE at 25 to 40 km/h.

Saturday

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Partly cloudy skies. High 6C. Winds E at 15 to 30 km/h.

Saturday Night

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Clear to partly cloudy. Low 2C. Winds E at 15 to 30 km/h.

Sunday

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Sunny and windy. High 6C. Winds E at 30 to 50 km/h.

Sunday Night

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A mostly clear sky. Low around 0C. Winds E at 30 to 50 km/h.

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