Pentewan Village Website

livin’ the dream

The village and its harbour date back to medieval times, when Pentewan was mainly a fishing community, with some stone-quarrying, tin-streaming, and agriculture. Leland, writing in 1549, referred briefly to ‘Pentowan’ as “a sandy bay witherto fischer bootes repair for socour”.

Between 1818 and 1826, local land- and quarry owner Sir Christopher Hawkins substantially rebuilt the harbour, partly to improve the existing pilchard-fishery and partly to turn the village into a major china clay port. At its peak, Pentewan shipped a third of Cornwall’s china clay. The last trading ship left in 1940.

Many of the older buildings, as well as the harbour, are constructed out of Pentewan stone. Some – including All Saints Church, completed in 1821 – were built by Sir Christopher Hawkins as part of his long campaign to improve the village.

Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds provide people with a space to work together on practical projects. At the moment, nearly all are locked...
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Pentewan Beach Bomb!

Pentewan Beach Bomb!

The police were called on 28th December because an old bomb was found on the beach. The Royal Navy Bomb...
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Census 2021

Census 2021

The census is for everyone. Once every 10 years, it helps build the most complete picture of England and Wales....
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Pentewan Sands – Coastal Flood Management Scheme Update

Pentewan Sands – Coastal Flood Management Scheme Update

Pentewan Sands – Coastal Flood Management Scheme Update, November 2020 Below is the latest information on the plans to protect...
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Environment Agency Desilting

Environment Agency Desilting

Today I have been contacted by the Environment Agency  giving me the revised desilting dates. The work is now scheduled...
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Film of village