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St Austell, which for centuries was an important copper and tin mining town, was really put on the map when large deposits of china clay were discovered in the mid 18th century by chemist William Cookworthy. China clay is still mined in the area today.

The fascinating history of the area is responsible for the unique geography, and the defining feature of West Carclaze Garden Village. Any visitor to St Austell is likely to be struck by the sharp peaks — visitors sometimes refer to them as the Cornish Alps — and the beautiful lakes, that dominate the landscape.

The legacy of this industrial past is the perfect blank canvas for a new beginning, filled with boundless potential.