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Coordinates: 50°10′16″N 5°30′28″W / 50.1712°N 5.5079°W / 50.1712; -5.5079

Pasture land near Nancledra

Nancledra is a village in west Cornwall, England, UK. It is three miles (5 km) south of St Ives and four miles (6.5 km) north-northeast of Penzance.[1] Nancledra is a small village with a population of around 150.[citation needed] The village is in Towednack civil parish in the former mining area of Penwith peninsula.

A pub, The Engine, is situated at Cripplesease just outside the village, but Nancledra has no village shop or Post Office.[2] Nancledra School is situated one mile north of the village on the lane to Towednack at grid reference SW 492 367.[1][3]

The name of the village probably means valley of Clodri or valley of Cludri.[4]

Robert Morton Nance, one of the chief revivers of the Cornish language, lived in Nancledra.


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ The Engine Inn Engine Inn website
  3. ^ Nancledra School Nancledra School website
  4. ^ Padel, O.J. (1988) A Popular Dictionary of Cornish Place-names. Penzance: Alison Hodge. ISBN 0-906720-15-X

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