Geographical Links throughout the County of Cornwall
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|These pages list most of the towns and villages in Cornwall.
Each entry is a brief pen picture of the place (up to 10 lines).
If you are seeking more detailed information
click on the appropriate button at the end of the description.
This will open a new page containing information relevant to the town or village.
Places with names in bold letters within the description have their own entry in these pages.
|Towns and Villages - R|
|RAME is a village on the last headland in south-east Cornwall before reaching Plymouth Sound. The headland is dominated by the old church building. Rame Head is situated on the South Coast Footpath. The church in Rame village, dedicated to St Germanus, dates from 1256.
For pictures of Rame Head and the surrounding countryside go to www.rame-cornwall.co.uk and follow the Pictures link.
|REAWLA is a village 2 miles south west of Camborne. The village does have a village store. It is believed to the the origins of the family name "Rule".
|REDRUTH (from the Cornish Rys-drudh meaning "red fort") is an old tin mining town just off the A30 before getting to Camborne
The small market town grew rapidly in the 18th century following the demand for copper to make brass during the Industrial Revolution. Redruth is surrounded with copper ore deposits and quickly became one of the richest and largest mining areas in Britain at that time. Redruth was the location for the first house in the world to be lit by gas lighting from coal gas, when William Murdoch fitted out his house in Cross Street, now known as Murdoch House and regularly used by the Cornish-American Connection, Redruth Story Group and the Redruth branch of the Old Cornwall Society.
The writer and comedian Rory McGrath, actress Kristin Scott Thomas, baritone Benjamin Luxon, engineer & inventor Richard Trevithick, opera singer Alan Opie and the co-founder and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, were all born in Redruth.
Population (2001) 12,352.
|ROCHE (Rock farm) is a village near the A30 to the north of St Austell. Roche Rock, on the edge of the village, is the site of the Chapel of St Michael built high on a granite outcrop.
The village has it's own website at www.rochevillage.co.uk.