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Little more than a small cluster of houses around a fine church for much of its history, St Austell was transformed by the discovery in the mid 18th century, by the chemist William Cookworthy, of huge reserves of china clay to the north and west of the village. By the 1850s, some 7,000 men, women and children were employed in the St Austell clay district in the extraction, processing, transportation and export of the clay, and heavy wagons constantly rumbled through the streets of St Austell on their way to the ports of Charlestown, Pentewan and Par. The town grew and prospered out of all recognition. There are some fine buildings from this period to be seen today; the White Hart Hotel for instance, and the Market House. The parish church is still the glory of St Austell, with its beautifully-carved tower of Pentewan stone. Today, although production methods have changed considerably, Imerys, the company which now operates most of the pits, is still one of Cornwall’s biggest employers. Anyone keen to learn more about the industry and its history should visit the excellent Wheal Martyn Museum, north of St Austell, or read Cornwall’s China Clay Heritage by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit (published by Twelveheads Press).

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