St Austell, a small town, the local area is a major source of China Clay, exported all over the world. So don't be surprised to see spoil heaps and clay pits.
The towns history is reflected in its buildings, and John Hoge, inventor of the fire engine was born here.
Market House, built 1791, and the Holy Trinity church, as well as the Quaker Meeting Room, built in 1829, are some of the old buildings in the town to look at. See if you can find the flat stone called The Menagew Stone in Fore Street.
Don't forget to visit Charlestown !..see below !
Towns Near St Austell To Visit - straight line distance:Mevagissey (4.89 miles) Fowey (6.00 miles) Lostwithiel (6.50 miles) Probus (8.58 miles)