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Encyclopedia > Penryn, Cornwall
Penryn
Pennrynn

Coordinates: 50°10′08″N 5°06′26″W / 50.16894, -5.10729 This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Penryn shown within Cornwall
Population 6,227 (Census 2001)[1]
OS grid reference SW782345
Parish Penryn
District Carrick
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FALMOUTH
Postcode district TR10
Dial code 01326
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
UK Parliament Falmouth and Camborne
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandCornwall

Penryn (Cornish: Pennrynn, from Pen-ryn meaning 'promontory') is a town in Cornwall, England, UK on the Penryn river. Now the area is largely dominated by Falmouth, in the medieval period it was an important harbour in its own right, exporting granite and tin. There are 7,166 (2001 census) people living in Penryn. Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France. The town has a station on the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 758 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1351 × 1069 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/png) An outline map of Cornwall for use within templates on Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Cornwall (Cornish: ) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... 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The TR postcode area, also known as the Truro postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Isles of Scilly, Marazion, Newquay, Penryn, Penzance, Perranporth, Redruth, St Agnes, St Columb, St Ives and Truro in Cornwall, England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... 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History

Market Street, looking south.
Market Street, looking south.

Founded in 1216, Penryn is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns, with a wealth of charm, character and history. Standing at the head of the Penryn River, it occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x3090, 5184 KB) Summary Description: Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall, looking south Source: original filename 81360018. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x3090, 5184 KB) Summary Description: Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall, looking south Source: original filename 81360018. ...


By the 1600s, the port was thriving with the trade in Cornish tin and copper. From 1547, Penryn held a parliamentary constituency, which became Penryn and Falmouth in 1832. The consituency was abolished in 1950. It received a royal charter, as a borough in 1621. General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Standard atomic weight 118. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ...


In the early 19th century, granite works were established by the river and large quantities of the stone were shipped from its quays for construction projects both in the UK and abroad. Today, Penryn is a bustling town and has managed to retain an enormous amount of its heritage. With a large proportion of its buildings dating back to Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times, the town has been designated as an important Conservation area. The local museum is housed in the Town Hall and brings the history to life. The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... Jacobean - an early phase of English Renaissance architecture and decoration. ...


Penryn railway station was opened by the Cornwall Railway on 24 August 1863. It is towards the north west end of the town and is served by regular trains from Truro to Falmouth on the Maritime Line. The platform at Penryn Penryn station is on the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth Docks, and serves the town of Penryn, Cornwall. ... The Cornwall Railway was a broad gauge railway (7 feet 0. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Truro (pronounced ; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Falmouth (Cornish: Aberfal) is a seaport on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. It is both a town and a civil parish. ... The Maritime Line is a railway line from Truro to Falmouth in Cornwall, UK. The line travels close to the River Fal for some of its length. ...


Education

Higher Education

Tremough Map sources for Tremough at grid reference SW775345 Tremough is a suburb of Falmouth in Cornwall, England. ...


In 2004, the Tremough Campus was completed, creating the hub of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project. It provides a new home for the Institute of Cornish Studies and the University of Exeter's world-renowned Camborne School of Mines, which has moved from Camborne, where it has been for over a century. The Campus also houses departments of University College Falmouth, which is based in the centre of Falmouth. Currently, the campus is undergoing work for its second phase, which includes increased student accommodation and new teaching areas. Map sources for Tremough at grid reference SW775345 Tremough is a suburb of Falmouth in Cornwall, England. ... The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a centre of higher education located at the site of an abandoned girls convent, in Tremough, Cornwall, England. ... The University of Exeter is a leading red brick university. ... The Camborne School of Mines commonly abbreviated to CSM, is a specialist department of the University of Exeter. ... Not to be confused with Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. ... Map sources for University College Falmouth at grid reference SW810325 University College Falmouth is a university college in Falmouth, Cornwall in the UK. Opened in 1902, it had previously been the Falmouth College of Arts until it received degree-awarding powers (and the right to use the title University College... Falmouth (Cornish: Aberfal) is a seaport on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. It is both a town and a civil parish. ...


The town was the site of a religious college, called Glasney College, before Henry VIII began disestablishing the Roman Catholic religion in the 1530s and 1540s. Glasney College was founded at Penryn, Cornwall in 1265 by Bishop Bronescombe and was the centre of ecclesiastical power in Cornwalls Middle Ages and probably the best known and most important of Cornwalls monastic institutions. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... In English history, the Established Church is the Church of England, the church which is established by the Government, supported by it, and of which the monarch is the titular head; until 1920 it also held the same position in Wales. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Schools

There are currently three schools in Penryn:


Penryn Infant School Penryn Infant School, is a mixed school situated in Penryn, Cornwall, UK. This Cornwall related article is a stub. ...


Penryn Junior School


Penryn Community College


See also


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Civil Parishes of Carrick District
Cornwall

Chacewater | Cubert | Cuby | Falmouth | Feock | Gerrans | Gwennap | Kea | Kenwyn | Ladock | Mylor | Penryn | Perran-ar-worthal | Perranzabuloe | Philleigh | Probus | Ruan Lanihorne | St Agnes | St Allen | St Clement | St Erme | St Just-in-Roseland | St Michael Penkivel | St Newlyn East | Tregony | Truro | Veryan Carrick is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cornwall. ... Cornwall (Cornish: ) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... Chacewater is a small village in the south-west of Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Cubert civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Cuby, Cornwall civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Falmouth (Cornish: Aberfal) is a seaport on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. It is both a town and a civil parish. ... Feock, Cornwall civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Gerrans civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Gwennap civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Kea civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Kenwyn civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Ladock civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Mylor civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Perran-ar-worthal civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Perranzabuloe civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Philleigh civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Probus civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Ruan Lanihorne civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Agnes, in Cornish Breanek, is a village, within a parish of the same name, in Carrick on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK. Situated half way between the artists colony of St Ives and the surfers paradise at Newquay, it grew up as a fishing and farming community... St Allen civil parish in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Clement civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Erme civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Just-in Roseland civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Michael Penkivel civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... St Newlyn East civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Tregony (sometimes in the past Tregoney) civil parish and village in the Carrick district of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. ... Truro (pronounced ; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... Veryan is a picturesque village on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, England. ...



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Penryn - Cornwall (577 words)
The Borough of Penryn was enfranchised by the Bishop of Exeter in 1236 and in 1259 Henry III granted a weekly market in the town.
Around the same time, Penryn was granted a Charter Fair to be held yearly on the Feast of St. Thomas the Martyr (after whom a street in the town is named).
Penryn is a convenient centre from which to visit much of west and mid-Cornwall and it is largely overlooked by the tourist industry, unlike many other towns and villages in the area.
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