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Chacewater is a village and civil parish in Cornwallmarker, Englandmarker, in the United Kingdommarker: it lies between Truromarker and Redruthmarker.


Chacewater sits in a valley between hills separating it from Threemilestonemarker, Scorriermarker and St Daymarker close to Wheal Busymarker and the Poldicemarker Valley and the Coast to Coast cycle route Coast to Coast cycle route<<></<>ref>.

The village has three pubs, a health centre, a primary school, a village hall and small selection of shops. A free monthly magazine What's on in Chacewater reached its 200th issue in July 2007. It lists events and activities, such as the Football Club, a Cricket Club, a Bowling Club, the Chacewater Old Cornwall Society, the Chacewater Players, the Carnival (held in August), the Blind Club and a Women's Institute. The Kernow Microscopical Society meets in Chacewater.

Chacewater railway station was opened by the West Cornwall Railway on 25 August 1852 but has long since closed.

Jonathan Hornblower, the steam pioneer, was born here, as were Matthew Paul Moyle, the meteorologist and geologist, and Andrew Ketcham Barnett, Mayor of Penzance and president of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.


The Anglican Church , is dedicated to St. Paul. The church was built in 1828 and rebuilt (apart from the tower) in 1892 by Edmund H. Sedding. The stonework is partly of granite and partly of Polyphant stone: the interior is lofty and the walls unplastered. The Methodist Chapel is closed, pending repairs.

Nursery gardens, public houses and clubs

Nursery gardens
There are two Nursery Gardens, Sunny Corner Nurseries and Roseland House Nursery], which holds a National Collection of Clematis viticella cultivars" and of Lapageria rosea, the Chilean Bellflower.

Public houses
There are three public houses and a club, the Chacewater Literary Institute.

Image:DSCN0562ChacewaterLit.JPG|thumb|Chacewater Literary InstituteImage:DSCN0568ChacewaterRoseland.JPG|Roseland Nursery GardenImage:DSCN0560RoselandHouse.JPG|Roseland HouseImage:DSCN0557Lepageria-RoseaROSELAND.JPG|Chilean Bell FlowerImage:DSCN0556Bougainvillea-at-Roseland.JPG|BougainvilleasImage:DSCN0563ChacewaterMiner.JPG|"The Rambling Miner"Image:DSCN0567Chacewater-KingsHead.JPG|"The King's Head"Image:DSCN0565ChacewaterBritannia.JPG|"The Britannia"

See also

Chacewater Methodist Church
Chacewater Village from Chacewater Hill


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