St Agnes Parish Council

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Porthtowan lies on the north Atlantic coast about 1.2 miles west of St Agnes.  Its name comes from the Cornish words 'porth' and 'tewynn' to mean Cove of Sand Dunes.  Porthtowan has a Blue Flag beach consisting of wide soft white sands and dunes.

Porthtowan owes much of its present day character to its popularity as a local seaside resort in Victorian and Edwardian times when the local populous from Redruth and the surrounding areas went there, particularly on Bank Holidays. Overlooking Porthtowan are the remains of Wheal Towan, one of Cornwall's most prolific 18th Century copper mines, which provided Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelisick with a fortune estimated at the time as a "guinea a minute" night and day.

Porthtowan Parish Councillors


Pauline Barrow Vice-Chairman


Linda Davies

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