Praze-an-Beeble is a medium-sized village situated on a cross-roads between Camborne (two and a half miles) and Helston (seven miles). The name translates from the Cornish as 'meadow on the River Beeble' and sure enough the River Beeble, a fairly feeble tributary of the River Hayle, does run through the bottom of the village.
The origins of Praze-an-Beeble are uncertain although it is assumed that it began existence as an estate village attached to Clowance House, a two minute walk from the pub. Clowance, once the main residence of the St Aubyn family, is now a country club and holiday complex.
The strategic positioning of Praze-an-Beeble on an important set of crossroads indicates that the settlement may have developed as a transport hub, although the rows of cottages, pubs and chapels suggest that it was also used to house industrial workers. Praze-an-Beeble, which is the largest village in the parish of Crowan, has plenty of facilities including a Post Office, a pub and a garage.