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Rescorla, Cornwall

Rescorla, Cornwall

Rescorla is a small village in mid-Cornwall, near St Austell, in the heart of the Clay Country, Cornwall’s china clay mining district. It belongs to the parish of Treverbyn and is part of a close-knit network of villages that also includes Penwithick, Bugle, Rosevear, Bowling Green, Treverbyn, Roche and Luxulyan.

It is about three miles from the Eden Project and about four miles from St Austell.

What's in a name?

ROSCORLA, ROSCORLIA, RESCORLA, anc. De ROSCORLA. From Roscorla in. St. Austell ; from roscorhlan, the valley of the burying place ; or ros-corlan, the valley of the sheepfold or cot, or the fold or place enclosed. Hals renders the local name Roscorla, the promontory and fat valley of land.

Source:Patronymica Cornu-Britannica; or, The etymology of Cornish surnames

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