Penryn shown within Cornwall
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Penryn (Cornish: Pennrynn, from Pen-ryn meaning 'promontory') is a town in Cornwall, England, UK on the Penryn river. Penryn was a Parliamentary borough in Cornwall, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs to the House of Commons from 1554 For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Carrick is a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Truro postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Isles The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall in The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Cornwall County Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Divisions & Stations The trust is split into 2 divisions West - Devon and Cornwall including West Divisional HQ 999 and PTS Control at South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Falmouth and Camborne is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of all the Towns and Villages of Cornwall, United Kingdom. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. For the Cornish-English dialect see West Country dialects and List of Cornish dialect words. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Although 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. Falmouth (Aberfal is a town Civil parish and Port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences) or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the Weather or are stored Granite (ˈɡrænɪt is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, Felsic, igneous rock. Tin is a Chemical element with the symbol Sn (stannum and Atomic number 50 There are 7,166 (2001 census) people living in Penryn. Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France. Audierne ( Gwaien) is a commune in the Finistère department in Bretagne in northwestern France. Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The town has a station on the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth. The Maritime Line is a railway line that runs in the valley of the River Fal from Truro (the county town to Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall Truro (ˈtruːrəʊ Truru is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and is the centre for administration leisure Falmouth (Aberfal is a town Civil parish and Port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK.
Penryn is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns, with a wealth of charm, character and history. These lands appear in Domesday Book under the name of Trelivel. Penryn was founded in 1216. The borough was enfranchised and its Charter of Incorporation was made in 1236. The contents of this Charter were embodied in a confirmation by Bishop Walter Bronescombe in the year 1275.  In 1265, a religious college, called Glasney College was built in Penryn. In 1374, the chapel of St. Thomas (sometimes called St. Mary) was opened. Standing at the head of the Penryn River, Penryn occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century. When Henry VIII began disestablishing the Roman Catholic church, Glasney was torn down in 1548. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 &ndash 28 January 1547 was King of England and Lord of Ireland, later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of An established church is a church officially sanctioned and supported by the government of a country e
By the 1600s, the port was thriving with the trade in Cornish tin and copper. Tin is a Chemical element with the symbol Sn (stannum and Atomic number 50 Copper (ˈkɒpɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol Cu (cuprum and Atomic number 29 From 1554, Penryn held a parliamentary constituency, which became Penryn and Falmouth in 1832. Penryn was a Parliamentary borough in Cornwall, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs to the House of Commons from 1554 Penryn and Falmouth was the name of a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 until 1950 The constituency was abolished in 1950, with Penryn becoming part of the Falmouth and Camborne constituency. Falmouth and Camborne is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter as a borough in 1621.
Penryn was the home of Thomas Pellow (born circa 1704) who spent 23 years as a white slave in Morroco. Pellow's story is told in his autobiography, "The History of the Long Captivity and Adventures of Thomas Pellow" (1740) and in "White Gold:The Extaordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves" (2007) by Giles Milton. Giles Milton is a British Writer and Journalist born in Buckinghamshire in 1966
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 Tudor style in architecture is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485&ndash1603 and even beyond for conservative college The Jacobean style is the name given to the second phase of Renaissance Architecture in England, following the Elizabethan style. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840 The local museum is housed in the Town Hall and brings the history to life. The town is in the parish of St Gluvias. St Gluvias is a village and Civil parish in the Kerrier district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. Penryn has a small but active Rotary Club dedicated to working with and for the local community. See www. penrynrotary. co. uk
Penryn railway station was opened by the Cornwall Railway on 24 August 1863. 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 (7 feet 025 inch railway from Plymouth in Devon to Falmouth in Cornwall, United Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common It is towards the north west end of the town and is served by regular trains from Truro to Falmouth on the Maritime Line. Truro (ˈtruːrəʊ Truru is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and is the centre for administration leisure Falmouth (Aberfal is a town Civil parish and Port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. The Maritime Line is a railway line that runs in the valley of the River Fal from Truro (the county town to Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall
In 2004, the Tremough Campus was completed, creating the hub of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project. Tremough Campus is a University Campus situated in Penryn, Cornwall. Tremough Campus is a University Campus situated in Penryn, Cornwall. The Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC is a project to provide Higher education in Cornwall, one of the few counties in the United Kingdom 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 Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS started in 1970/71 as a research centre jointly funded by Exeter University and Cornwall County Council, with three core The University of Exeter (usually abbreviated as Exon for post-nominals) is a University in the South West of The Camborne School of Mines (in Cornish Scoll Balow Cambron) commonly abbreviated to CSM, is a specialist department of the University of Exeter Not to be confused with Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. Camborne (Kammbronn The Campus also houses departments of University College Falmouth, which is based in the centre of Falmouth. University College Falmouth is a British University college in Falmouth Cornwall. Falmouth (Aberfal is a town Civil parish and Port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. Currently, the campus is undergoing work for its second phase, which includes increased student accommodation and new teaching areas.
There are currently three schools in Penryn: