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THE TOWN OF ST AUSTELL

St Austell town like many places in Cornwall takes its name from a Saint and the town is surprisingly the largest town in Cornwall but it is not the County Town.  The County Town was once Launceston and then Bodmin and is now Truro.  It is approximately 30 miles from Devon and so not too far from the City Of Plymouth in Devon.
The English poet John Lelland  who died in  1552  described St Austell  as having nothing of note except for the church and that was a long time ago.     In 2001 the population was over 20 000.
The local name for St Austell is Snozzle.  There are lots of tourists who go to Cornwall and while in the county decide to visit St Austell and the shops there and so tourists are also important to the town.
There is a radio station and two newspapers for the town.
There are comprehensive schools in St Austell
There  was a Breton saint called St Austol.  The church is lage. St Austell used to be part of the  Diocese of Exeter.
As regards sport St Austell has a football club not unsurprisingly called  The St Austell Football Club and there is also a St Austell Cricket Club.
The popular tourist areas of Looe, Newquay,Mevagissey and Polperro are quite near.