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.

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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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

We will as usual be holding a remembrance service on 11th November at 11 O ‘Clock.  The government have allowed...
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New book on war time Pentewan

New book on war time Pentewan

Phil Hadley who has written articles for the website before has a new book out (further details below). Phil says,...
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Film of village