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St Austell

St Austell is Cornwall’s largest town, with an estimated current population of 28,000. It lies in mid-Cornwall, within the bounds of Restormel Borough Council, approximately 2.5 km from the south coast at St Austell Bay. It is located between Truro and Liskeard on the A390, one of mid-Cornwall’s two main east-west road routes, and has reasonably good road access north towards Bodmin and the A30 and north west to Newquay and the west of the county. St Austell is also on the mainline rail route linking Penzance and  London Paddington.

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The downloads offered below represent the different elements of the CSUS St Austell Report including the core text, seven illustrative figures and seven character area summaries.
 

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CSUS St Austell Report - Historic characterisation for regeneration. REPORT text detailing the results of the historic character study for the town of St Austell. Kate Newell, Historic Environment Service.

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Figure 1 - Location & Topography Map Map showing the location of St Austell and its immediate topography.

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Figure 2 - OS 2nd Edition 1:2500 Map Map showing the town of St Austell in c.1907.

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Figure 3 - Historic Development Map Map showing the historic development and expansion of St Austell.

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Figure 4 - Historic Settlement Topography Map Map showing the historic topography of St Austell with key areas of historic activity.

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1.7mb

Figure 5 - Surviving Historic Components Map Map showing the surviving historic buildings of St Austell.

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2.4mb

Figure 6 - Urban Archaeological Potential Map Map showing the areas and sites of archaeological potential in St Austell.

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Figure 7 - Character Areas Map Map showing the seven character areas identified by the survey of St Austell.

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Character Area 1- Central church area Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of the historic heart of St Austell, centred about the church.

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256kb

Character Area 2 - Fore Street Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of Fore Street - the key historic east-west routeway and main commercial street.

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254kb

Character Area 3 - Western 'gateway' Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of a nodal point in the town's communications links and an entrance to the town centre.

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251kb

Character Area 4 - Industrial river valleys Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of the areas that historically have been the focus for industrial activity based on water power and communications.

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434kb

Character Area 5 : 18th & 19th century urban expansion Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of an area that reflects the period of industrial prosperity for St Austell.

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353kb

Character Area 6 : Aylmer Square & Trinity Street Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of this pedestrian shopping precinct and road bypassing the town centre, constructed as part of a 1960s modernisation programme.

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326kb

Character Area 7 : Surburban residential area Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities of an area, comprising 18th/19th century villas set within large gardens, that forms a leafy 'green-belt' about the town centre.

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452kb

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