Pentewan Village Website
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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.
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Men’s Sheds provide people with a space to work together on practical projects. At the moment, nearly all are locked down, although some are undertaking jobs in the community and helping with the vaccinations programme. The people who go, called Shedders, normally work on projects for themselves, other charities, and others in the community.
The police were called on 28th December because an old bomb was found on the beach. The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team from Plymouth arrived and very quickly sorted the situation. The bomb was detonated in a controlled explosion further down the beach. Click below to watch video Pictures here.
The census is for everyone. Once every 10 years, it helps build the most complete picture of England and Wales. The whole population has the chance to provide the information that ensures all communities are represented in decisions on funding and services.
Pentewan Sands – Coastal Flood Management Scheme Update, November 2020 Below is the latest information on the plans to protect the village from the coastal erosion.
Today I have been contacted by the Environment Agency giving me the revised desilting dates. The work is now scheduled to start on 24th November and last for an initial 2 weeks as originally planned. This will coincide with relining the Glentowan Road sewage pipes but I have been reassured by the Environment Agency this will […]
We will as usual be holding a remembrance service on 11th November at 11 O ‘Clock. The government have allowed all Sunday remembrance services and Armistice service’s to go ahead as long as: Full social distancing is observed Face masks covering mouth and nose are worn Services are outside We are looking for someone to […]
Phil Hadley who has written articles for the website before has a new book out (further details below). Phil says, “I have expanded the geographical area covered to take in events of interest and some of the installations built on this stretch of coast so the odd event from Pentewan to Nare Head can be […]