Situated in a valley not far from Cornwall’s capital Truro, Chacewater is one of the many villages in this area which expanded to house miners and their families and to serve outlying hamlets connected to the then thriving industry. Although for many years the village was dominated by the main Truro road running through it, a bypass has eased traffic. The village actually boasts some bright, elegant buildings and three pubs.
Originally hunting ground for early kings of Cornwall, is name probably originates from the Breton 'chace' for hunting. St Paul's, its sizeable 19th century church, contains the stained glass from the windows of St Mary's church, which once stood where we now find Truro cathedral.