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.

Mill Garage Opening Hours

Mill Garage Opening Hours

OPENING HOURS FROM 28th September 2020 SHOP / PETROL FORECOURT Mon – Sat: 7.00am - 6.00pm Sun: 9.00am – 4.00pm POST OFFICE...
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All Saints Church Pentewan

All Saints Church Pentewan

The church has been decorated for Harvest and you are welcome to enter and look at the display. The church is...
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V E Day Pentewan 1945

V E Day Pentewan 1945

(From the Pentewan Old Cornwall Society Archive) The end of the II World War in Pentewan was celebrated more quietly...
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Pentewan’s history

Pentewan’s history

If you are interested in the history of Pentewan village you may like to log onto the website cornishstory.com and...
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All Saints Church – Service and AGM

All Saints Church – Service and AGM

ALL SAINTS CHURCH PENTEWAN Following a successful year of progress for our village Church we are holding a short service...
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