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Penryn 800 the early Charters

As we are celebrating 800 years of Penryn this year, we have of course been looking at the history books so perhaps we should start with an explanation of the first Charters that shaped the Town of Penryn. Put simply…… Back in the C13th the area we now know as Penryn including Mabe, Falmouth, Mawnan, Constantine, Manacan […]

Penryn Town Hall, Market House & Clock Tower

Penryn’s Town Hall, Market House & Clock Tower began with the construction of the original Market House in the C16th. Well known local traveler and diarist , Peter Mundy, (1539 – 1667), described the building as a, ‘handsome market-house, elevated, about the middle of the towne.’ In 1666 a, salt house was added and in […]

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Making History Radio 4 – The Ordenalia

Will Coleman and his colleagues at, Golden Tree Productions, have spent many months researching the Plen an Gwari or ‘playing places’ of Cornwall. The main source of information comes from a book the, Ordinalia held in the Bodleian in Oxford. Many of the scripts are believed to have been written here in Penryn at Glasney College. The following BBC […]