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  • All visitors to Newquay make their way to Crantock "churchtown", situated on the western side of the Gannel, a small tidal stream which is crossed by means of a plank bridge.

    The Cornish Riviera

  • They had told the one who came to the farm that Mr. Somers had driven to town, and Mrs. Somers they had seen going across the fields to churchtown.


  • It was a rainy afternoon in January, and a boisterous north-wester blew the Atlantic weather in our teeth as we mounted the rise over Vellingey churchtown.

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts

  • It was a wild but singularly attractive view from Peter Churchtown, for the simple Cornish folk did not trouble themselves to say "Saint," but invariably added to every village that boasted a church the name of churchtown.


  • It was especially applied to the ` cluster of houses adjoining the church, 'in full the churchtown.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1


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