St Agnes Parish Council

Parish information for the whole community

St Agnes

St Agnes grew up as a fishing and farming community which, from Roman times (and perhaps earlier) until the early part of the 20th century, relied heavily on tin mining as a source of income. With the demise of mining in Cornwall, St Agnes has become a popular tourist destination, offering excellent beaches at Trevaunance Cove and Chapel Porth.

St. Agnes has grown over the years and now includes once small hamlets such as Goonbell, Goonvrea, Goonown.  "The Beacon", is a local landmark now owned by the National Trust, it rises 629 feet in isolation from the surrounding landscape with the sea at its feet. St Agnes derives its old Cornish name, Bryanick (pointed or prominent hill) from this dominant landmark. The top of the Beacon offers a panoramic view of the cliffs from St Ives in the south to Padstow in the North, as well as splendid inland views over much of Carrick and the eastern part of Penryn. On a clear day, 23 miles of coast and 32 church towers can be seen from the top.

St Agnes Parish Councillors

David Drew

Trevor John      

John Slater

Mike Bunt

Tony Child






Ward facilities & Services

Burial Ground

Public Toilets

Free Car Park

Community Links


The Giant Bolster

Bolster was a giant who fell in love with a young maiden called Agnes. As proof of his love, Agnes demanded that the giant fill a small hole at the edge of the cliff with his blood. Being such a small hole the giant willingly did so. However, he was unaware that the hole was bottomless and opened into a sea cave. Bolster continued to fill the cave until he was so weak that he fell into the sea to his death; the blood-stained cave can be found at Chapel Porth.

Each April/May the St Agnes Bolster Pageant re-enacts the story of Bolster with a number of special events.

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Neighbourhood Development Plan

Keep up to date with whats happening with the NDP at or on Facebook under St Agnes Parish NDP Kick-starting the Neighbourhood Development Plan. 

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