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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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All Saints Church Pentewan Harvest Festival Celebration Sunday 17 October at 3pm Conducted by our new Curate Revd Michael Molano Organist: Michael Teague Harvest Supper and Mulled Cider will be served after the service Donations of food to STAK would be very welcome Come and help us celebrate this special time of year
Following the publication of the roadmap out of Covid 19 restrictions, and in line with most organisations and Old Cornwall Societies, Pentewan society, after a break of eighteen months, are recommencing indoor meetings on Monday 20th September 2021. Meetings will be held in Pentewan village hall starting at 7.30pm. On Monday 20th September 2021 there […]
After a long 15 months we are happy to announce that the Trigg Morris Men have chosen our village to perform again. It will be Thursday 5th August. We hope to gather a few stalls as well to join them on the village square. This will be from 6pm. We need your support! All cake and […]
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.
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.