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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 Inn, 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.

The local community radio station is Coast FM (formerly Penwith Radio), which broadcasts on 96.5 and 97.2 FM.[5]


  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
  5. ^ "Volunteer run Penwith Radio to change its name to Coast FM". Retrieved 2017-02-04.

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