St Blazey

St Blazey

St Blazey, or St Blaise, is a small town and civil parish in the Restormel district of mid-Cornwall, in England, UK. The "St Blazey" form of the name is usually used to refer to the place, whilst the parish and town council is referred to by the "St Blaise" form.Ordnance Survey (2005). "OS Explorer Map 107 - Fowey, Looe & Lostwithiel". ISBN 0-319-23708-3.] cite web | title = Parish or Town Council | url = | publisher = Cornwall County Council | accessmonthday = May 25 | accessyear = 2007] The famous Eden Project is located within the civil parish, and about 2 km from the centre of the town. The large number of visitors this attracts has led to the development of tourism in the town. Other attractions, such as the Treffry Viaduct and the Luxulyan Valley are also close by, although actually within the adjoining parish of Luxulyan.Ordnance Survey (2005). "OS Explorer Map 107 - Fowey, Looe & Lostwithiel". ISBN 0-319-23708-3.]

Before the coming of the Eden Project, the town was dominated by the local mining industries and their associated transport infrastructure. Historically copper and tin were mined in and around the parish, whilst more recently china clay has been the principal commodity mined. The port of Par Harbour, which lies within the parish, was developed to ease the transport of these minerals, and initially connected to the mines by the Par Canal. Whilst the port of Par is within the parish, the village of Par is actually just across the River Par, and hence lies in the civil parish of Tywardreath.Ordnance Survey (2005). "OS Explorer Map 107 - Fowey, Looe & Lostwithiel". ISBN 0-319-23708-3.]

The Par Canal was soon replaced by the Cornwall Minerals Railway, which had a depot and station in the town, and still exists as part of the Atlantic Coast Line. Whilst St Blazey depot is still in use, St Blazey station closed to passengers in 1925, and the town is now served by Par station on the Cornish Main Line in Par village.Ordnance Survey (2005). "OS Explorer Map 107 - Fowey, Looe & Lostwithiel". ISBN 0-319-23708-3.]

Notable people from the town include Edward Long, the historian who was born at Roselyon, in 1734, and educated at Liskeard. It is claimed by some as the birthplace of Ralph Allen, [cite web| title =Ralph Allen Biography| publisher =Bath Postal Museum| url =| accessdate = 2008-09-17] notable architect of Bath, although his christening took place at St Columb Major. John Rogers, who supported the introduction of the man engine to Cornish mines, was curate here for a time. cite web | last = Marchant | first = E. C. | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Rogers, John (1778–1856), divine, by E. C. Marchant | work = Dictionary of National Biography Vol. IL | publisher =Smith, Elder & Co. | date = 1897 | url = | format = HTML | doi = | accessdate = 2007-12-13]

The town's football team was the first club of England International goalkeeper Nigel Martyn.



[ Biscovey Nursery and Infant Community School] Lamellyn Road, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2DB

[ Biscovey Junior School] Biscovey Junior School Biscovey Junior School,Lamellyn Road, Par, Corwall,PL24 2DB is located to the east of St. Austell and serves the areas of Biscovey, Par and St. Blazey. The school is a modern, well-equipped building with an excellent playground and sports field.

ee also

* Saint Blaise, the patron saint of the town


External links

* ['st%20blazey')AND(RefNo='*')) Cornwall Record Office Online Catalogue for St Blazey]
* [ Biscovey Nursery and Infant Community School]

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