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Grampound

Grampound Cornwall

Grampound with Creed lies in the beautiful valley of the River Fal. It was settled in prehistoric times, and in the early medieval period the parish of Creed and the manor of Tybesta were established here. Grampound grew after the Norman conquest as the main crossing place on the Fal, a focus for travellers and traders moving between west Cornwall and England.

Thus Grampound became one of the most important towns in medieval Cornwall with a rich and vibrant history. The bridge from which the town took its name is first recorded in 1296. The first charter was granted by the Earl of Cornwall in 1332 and the town remained important until the 15th century. Thereafter it declined and John Norden refers to the inhabitants as "few and poore" in his account published in 1584.

Village of the Year

Villagers in Grampound celebrated after being named Calor Cornwall Village of the Year for 2007. A total of seven villages entered the competition which is organised by Cornwall Rural Community Council and sponsored by gas supplier Calor. Grampound took the title beating off competition from Kingsand/Cawsand, Gorran Haven, Mawnan Smith, Crafthole, Mullion and St Day. The competition is judged on all aspects of a thriving community village. The contest was close but judges were extremely impressed with Grampound and commended the community atmosphere of the area. As Cornwall was village of the year Grampound went forward to represent the county in the Village of the Year for England competition, unfortunately the village did not win but everyone was very proud to have reached the finals and to be a runner-up.

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  • Temperature: 17 °C
  • Wind: SW (220°), 18.4 mph, gusts up to 32.2 mph
  • Pressure: 1011 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 94 %
  • Visibility: 1.9 mi