Posted: 9 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

Wednesday

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Partly cloudy. Low 6C.

Wednesday Night

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Some clouds. Low 6C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h.

Thursday

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Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 11C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night

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Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 7C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 25mm. Locally heavier rainfall possible.

Friday

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A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High around 10C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm.

Friday Night

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Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 5C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.

Saturday

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A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 11C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Saturday Night

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Mainly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 5C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.

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