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  GENUKI: Truro
Truro was also the chief coinage town of the county and much tin raised in the county was shipped from its quays.
Truro was formally granted the status of a city in the early part of the 20th Century.
Truro Cathedral was grafted onto St Mary's Church during the latter part of the 19th Century.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/Cornwall/Truro   (2056 words)

 Truro Cathedral - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Truro Cathedral, Anglican cathedral that dominates the city of Truro, Cornwall.
The principal towns are Bodmin (population, 1991, 12,553), the cathedral city of Truro (1994 estimate,...
It is situated on the River Truro at the head of the estuary of the River Fal.
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 Essential English
Truro is the capital of Cornwall and is the bustling, commercial heart of the county.
The centre of Truro is dominated by Truro cathedral (www.trurocathedral.org.uk).
Truro is a great place to come and live, where you will never run out of things to do and you are perfectly located to explore the whole of Cornwall.
www.trurocollege.ac.uk /essentialenglish/visit_truro.htm   (261 words)

 truro, tourist guide, city of truro, cornwall
Truro is the the only city in the county of Cornwall.
Truro is located in the centre of Cornwall.
The name Truro is thought to mean 'three rivers' in reference to the Kenwyn, the Allen and the now tiny Glasteinan.
www.magicplants.co.uk /cornwall/truro.html   (233 words)

 Truro Cathedral, Cornwall, the only Cornish one
Truro Cathedral was built in the 19th century on the site of a 16th century parish church (St Mary the Virgin) to a design by church architect John Loughborough Pearson, heavily influenced by Gothic architecture.
Truro Cathedral architect was John Loughborough Pearson, who said 'my business is to see what will bring people soonest to their knees'.
As the cathedral was built in the middle of an existing city and space was at a premium, Pearson built the nave at an angle of 6 feet and this bend can be clearly seen.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /churches/truro-cathedral.htm   (1094 words)

 Truro Tourist Information on AboutBritain.com
Truro became fashionable during the 1800's with rich merchants whose wealth came from tin mining, at the same time it was the hub of county society.
This is reflected in Truro's Georgian Terraces some of the finest architecture west of Bath, the best examples are to be found in Lemon Street built in the 1790's, and approximately 20 years later in Walsingham Place.
Truro Cathedral - The Cathedral which has three spires, was designed by John Pearson in the classic Gothic revival style; it was completed in 1910, the first Anglican cathedral to be built in England since St. Paul's.
www.aboutbritain.com /towns/truro.asp   (418 words)

 About Truro, Cornwall
Truro is the only city in Cornwall and is an inland port that was important for the exporting of Tin.
Truro first came into existence in the 12th century when a castle was built on what is now the Courts of Justice.
Truro cathedral dominates the skyline of the city.
www.clarew.freeserve.co.uk /Truro.htm   (304 words)

 Town/Village information --- Truro--- Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Truro was once the distribution center for Cornwall's tin mines and its prosperity dates from this time.
Truro is 246 miles from London, 26 from St Ives and 18 from Newquay.
Truro is on the main rail line between London Paddington (4¾ hours) and Penzance (45 minutes).
www.cornish-links.co.uk /truro.htm   (206 words)

 Truro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Truro rose to prominence as a market town and port during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Truro's present buildings are mostly Georgian era or later, a result of its role as a stannary town during the height of the mining industry in West Cornwall.
Truro is located in the centre of Cornwall on the confluence of the rivers Kenwyn and Allen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Truro   (932 words)

 Truro Town Site - Cornwall UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Truro Town Site - Cornwall UK The bustling cathedral city of Truro is a city for all seasons and for all interests.
Truro derives its name from the Cornish Tri-veru, meaning three rivers, and developed as a tin port between the Truro River and the rivers Kenwyn and Allen.
Tin was produced in the surrounding areas from the early 13th century and Truro was a stannary town from 1305.
truro.cornwall.net /city.html   (472 words)

 The Mystery Worshipper: Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
I received a cheery welcome from the sidesmen as I entered the cathedral by the west door.
The sound of the wafer being broken was picked up by the celebrant's microphone, magnified a thousand-fold, and reverberated around the cathedral like a gunshot – not once, but several times.
After a few minutes' friendly chat, she introduced me to one of the cathedral clergy, and when he got fed up of me he passed me on to someone else.
ship-of-fools.com /Mystery/2001/264Mystery.html   (504 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Cornwall | Plans to improve cathedral safety
The cathedral's chief executive, Richard Glover, says millions of pounds are needed for urgent repairs and if the money is not raised, parts of the building will be closed.
Truro Cathedral dominates the skyline of the city and the building is often used as a symbol of Cornwall.
Truro cathedral is the first in the country to hand its day-to-day running over to a chief executive.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/cornwall/3241090.stm   (397 words)

 Truro City Guide
Completed in 1910 it has one of the highest spires in the country, perhaps this is why it dominates the view wherever you are in the county town.
The shops in Truro are varied, but, as would be expected of a city, many amenities abound, all with the character of the town and county.
The standard of food in Truro is good enough to draw connoisseurs from all over the county.
www.eyeoncornwall.co.uk /guides_truro.asp   (712 words)

 Truro Cathedral
Truro Cathedral Choir will be singing at a Celebration of British Cathedral Music at Newport Rhode Island, USA, between Tuesday 28 July and Monday 3 August 1998.
Sir John Dykes Bower, organist at Truro from 1926-29, and later of St. Paul's Cathedral, called it 'the Little Giant', and apparently his eyes were known to water even on mention of the Truro instrument.
It having been decided to build the present Cathedral in the autumn of 1880, the old church was pulled down with the exception of the south aisle, and a temporary wooden building was constructed to serve as the Parish Church and Cathedral.
www.churchmusic.org.uk /cathmus/truro.php   (1881 words)

 Truro Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Truro Cathedral was the first 'new' cathedral to be built in Britain for 800 years since Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220.
Pearson was heavily influenced by Gothic architecture, as indicated by the cathedral's three massive towers and spires.
The Cathedral attracts over 200,000 visitors a year and was the location for the first service of Nine Lessons and Carols, devised by E.W. Benson for Christmas Eve, 1880.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Truro_Cathedral   (504 words)

 When He Is King - Truro Cathedral Choir
Simon Morley was Assistant Organist at Truro Cathedral from 1991-2000 and made this luscious arrangement for the choir during that period.
Andrew Nethsingha was Master of the Choristers and Organist of Truro Cathedral from 1994 to 2002, during which period the cathedral choir undertook numerous tours, broadcasts and recordings to great acclaim.
At the present time, there are seven lay vicars and five choral scholars; the lay vicars reside locally and have employment in or around Truro in addition to their duties at the cathedral and the choral scholars spend a year in Truro either before or after higher education.
www.lammas.co.uk /king.htm   (1915 words)

 Truro Hotels | accommodation - hotels in Truro Cornwall
In the 19th and 20th centuries Truro was a very busy port and prior to this a large mining and agricultural area.
Truro Cathedral was built on the site of the 16th century St Mary the Virgin Parish Church.
To dial a number in Truro from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g.
www.kayukay.co.uk /truro-hotels.html   (583 words)

 Destination Guide for Truro : Enjoy England
Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city, is the commercial and administrative centre of the county and the main shopping centre of West Cornwall.
During the late 18th century, Truro was celebrated for its splendid architecture and today the city’s famous Lemon Street, lined with handsome symmetrical buildings in glowing Bath stone, is still considered to be one of the finest examples of a surviving Georgian street in England.
Climb aboard a ferryboat from Truro’s town quay to Falmouth, a truly magical journey along one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country.
www.enjoyengland.com /where/destinations/south-west/cornwall/truro.aspx   (227 words)

 Truro Choral Society
Truro Choral Society performs two or three concerts each year, usually in Truro Cathedral.
Michael has been the MD of Truro Choral Society since September I994; as at March 2005 he will have compiled and conducted 33 of the 92 performances in its 43 years of existence, and by 2006 will become the longest-serving MD after its founder, Henry Mills.
Their daughter Sophie attends Truro High School for Girls, plays the violin and piano (not that she has much choice, under the circumstances), and breeds guinea pigs.
www.trurochoralsociety.co.uk   (764 words)

 Truro in Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
THE delightful city of Truro has a wonderful mix of historic buildings, pretty parks and gardens and a bustling centre which is dominated by the honey coloured spires of the cathedral.
Built on the site of a 16th century parish church Truro Cathedral is at present in the first phase a major restoration programme.
The cathedral sees around half a million visitors a year, many of whom take advantage of the guided tours provided by the Friends of Truro Cathedral.
www.resortvisitor.info /cornwall/truro.htm   (615 words)

 Truro Cathedral @ Chycor Cornwall
Soaring above the surrounding rooftops, Truro Cathedral is located at the heart of this thriving Georgian city and wonderfully situated in the middle of the Royal Duchy of Cornwall.
We are an active part of the community welcoming people from all over the world, rather than simply a “heritage tourist attraction”, so we feel it is important to ensure that entry to this beautiful building is free.
To help us maintain the life of the cathedral so that we can welcome future generations, perhaps you could have a coffee in our coffee shop, buy a guidebook or make a donation in one of the boxes.
www.chycor.co.uk /tourism/truro-cathedral/index.htm   (434 words)

 English Cathedrals - Truro Cathedral
Standing at the heart of the city centre, Truro Cathedral appears at first glance to be another of England's fine medieval churches.
Since before the Norman invasion Truro had come within the diocese of Exeter in Devon and, as there seemed little possibility that a new see would be established for Cornwall, no cathedral was ever constructed.
Not surprisingly, there are few relics to be found that pre-date the cathedral but the two 14th century Breton statues are well worth discovering, as is the massive alabaster and marble memorial to the Robartes family.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /cathedrals/truro_cathedral.htm   (601 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cornwall | Cathedral could close to visitors
Cathedral chief executive Richard Glover said it was the only answer.
The cathedral reported being more than £160,000 in the red in the last financial year.
"The cathedral is in some financial difficulty and I have been brought in to balance the books by next year," said Mr Glover, who began his job last August.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/3565423.stm   (338 words)

 Truro in General - Review - TOURING TRURO
Truro is now the thriving capital of Cornwall, marginally beating Penzance for the title.
Immediatel y behind is the Cathedral garden, a small tranquil area where office workers sit and eat their sandwiches in the fine weather which Cornwall usually enjoys.
Truro is however situated at the head of a tidal estuary of the River Fal and Truro River and it's possible to take a leisurely stroll along Riverside Walk.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /destinations-national/truro-in-general/223690   (1013 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Truro Cathedral is a Neo-Gothic Cathedral which was built between 1880 and 1910.
Truro was part of the diocese of Exeter until 1887.
It was built into the Cathedral as the Cathedral was being built and in consequence is deemed to be acoustically perfect.
www.cathedralsplus.org.uk /InformationAndEvents.asp?ID=20   (408 words)

 Truro City UK Cornwall - hotels, bed and breakfast
Truro Golf Course - Picturesque course in a natural parkland setting provides a challenging par 66.
Truro Cathedral - Sits in the heart of Cornwall's only city.
Truro, the cathedral and the Clay Pits of St Austell
www.chycor.co.uk /truro_truro.htm   (658 words)

 Truro Cornwall's Capital City, with a beautiful cathedral
One of the five County Stannary towns from the Middle Ages, Truro became very prosperous in Cornwall's mining heyday of the 18th century.
Today Truro is still a thriving retail, commercial and cultural centre.
Enterprise Boats run daily seasonal pleasure boat trips (depending on the tide from Town Quay, Truro) or from Malpas down river to the Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth stopping at Trelissick for the garden enthusiasts amongst you, and at the 500 year thatched Smugglers Cottage, Tolverne.
www.cornishlight.co.uk /truro.htm   (813 words)

 Cathedral-Truro,United Kingdom - SkyscraperCity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
When Truro was chosen it was assumed that the Parish Church would be completely demolished to make way for the Cathedral.
He cleverly incorporated the South Aisle of the church into his design for the new Cathedral, so that symbolically and physically the Mother Church of the Diocese has a protective arm around one of her daughter churches.
Truro Cathedral was the first cathedral to be built on a new site since Salisbury was started in 1220.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=206147   (498 words)

 Scrapbook - Cathedral Choir School of Delaware
The announcement was made jointly by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In the summer of 2003, choristers from the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware traveled to England to sing with adults in the intergenerational Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of Saint John.
The Choir, which represented their home state of Delaware and the Episcopal Diocese, sang six services as the Resident Choir at Exeter Cathedral, as well as major services at Truro Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey in Devon and St. Petrox medieval church in Dartmouth.
www.cathedralchoirschoolde.org /scrapbook.html   (598 words)

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