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.

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

All Saints Church Pentewan Friday 17 th November at 4 pm Service conducted by Revd. Michael Molano Organist Michael Teague...
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Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols will be on the 13th December starting at 7pm followed by mulled cider and mice pies and then a visit...
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Post Office Ltd – Pentewan

Post Office Ltd – Pentewan

Branch Temporary Closure Pentewan Post Office, The Mill Garage, Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6BUWe are writing to inform you that,...
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200 years of All Saints Church
Neighbourhood Development Plan

Film of village