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Nanstallon is located in Cornwall
Nanstallon shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX038671
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BODMIN
Postcode district PL30
Dialling code 01208
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CornwallCoordinates: 50°28′14″N 4°45′57″W / 50.4705°N 4.7659°W / 50.4705; -4.7659

Nanstallon is a village in mid Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately two miles (3 km) west of Bodmin.[1]

Nanstallon is in the civil parish of Lanivet[2] overlooking the River Camel valley and the Camel Trail long distance path. The present terminus of the Bodmin and Wenford Railway at Boscarne is half-a-mile (0.8 km) from the village. The site of the former Nanstallon Halt station is an access point to the Camel Trail. St Stephen’s Church, Nanstallon, is a Church of England chapel-of-ease in the parish of Lanivet.

Nanstallon Roman fort[edit]

A 1st century Roman fort was excavated at Nanstallon in 1965[3] by Aileen Fox and Professor W. L. D. 'Bill' Ravenhill.[4] Until recently (2007) it was the second Roman fort in Cornwall but following a geophysical survey another Roman fort has been found 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) away near Restormel Castle.[5] Constructed c. AD 55–60, Nanstallon fort is situated in mid Cornwall near the Fowey-Camel trade and communication route.

Nanstallon was probably a forward operating base and was strategically well-placed for a Roman presence to be felt. However, the Roman Legion at Exeter was withdrawn c. AD 75 and with no Roman town west of Isca Dumnoniorum Cornwall settled down to four centuries of nominal Roman rule.[6][7]

Nanstallon United Youth Football Club[edit]

Nanstallon United Youth Football Club was formed in 1988 in aid of the local children in the village. The ex-Liverpool and England left back Alan Kennedy attended an early training session in 1989 whilst on holiday in Cornwall. In 2005 the club's changing facilities burnt down and the story was featured on BBC Radio Cornwall. Steve McFadden, an actor in Eastenders (Phil Mitchell), organised a charity match between Eastenders cast members and the BBC Radio Cornwall presenters. The Eastenders team won 1–0 at Bodmin Town's football ground. The celebrity match raised £7000 for Nanstallon United.[8]


Nanstallon Primary School
  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ [1] GENUKI website; Lanivet; retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ Cornish Archaeology (No 6 1967)
  4. ^ The autobiography of Aileen Fox; p. 136 (2000) – The Roman fort at Nanstallon, Cornwall. Aileen Fox & William Ravenhill. Britannia.
  5. ^ second Roman Fort confirmed in Cornwall Cornish Archaeology news
  6. ^ Payton, Philip (1996) Cornwall
  7. ^ [2] Roman military signalling between forts in East Cornwall
  8. ^ BBC News article about Nanstallon United

External links[edit]

Media related to Nanstallon at Wikimedia Commons