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.
News from Porthtowan
The UK Parliamentary Election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm on this day. Truro and Falmouth constituency in St Agnes and Mithian. Camborne and Redruth constituency in Porthtowan, Mount Hawke and...
Thank you to all those who gave their time to vote in the Referendum on 8th August - It's a YES! Declaration of Result of Poll - St Agnes NPR
Trelawny Car Park and Porthtowan Shoppers Car Park will be temporarily closed for reconfiguration and lining works during March. Please see links below for dates/times. Notice Trelawny CP closure GENERAL Notice Porthtowan CP closure
Porthtowan Public Toilets will be temporarily closed from 11th - 15th February 2019 and from 25th February - 11th March 2019 to allow for extensive repair and refurbishment works. Please see link below for poster containing full details... REVISED DATES FOR TOILET...
statement as to persons nominated - st agnes pc - porthtowan ward - 3 january 2019
Notice of election St Agnes Parish Council - Porthtowan Ward - 3 January 2019
Nomination Packs are available from Cornwall Council's Electoral Services Office in St Austell. Please encourage any suitable candidates... Click the link below for more details ⬇ Notice of election St Agnes Parish Council - Porthtowan Ward - 29 November 2018
Following the resignation of Cllr Nick Barry, St Agnes Parish Council now have a vacancy for a Councillor representing the Porthtowan ward. Ideally this vacancy will be filled by a by-election - however the community must come forward to request this. Ten signatures...
Please click the link below for the latest information regarding the St Agnes NDP NDP Consultation Press Release Full hard copy available to view at St Agnes Library – opening times available here. Online copy available here.
At the Full Council meeting on Monday 6th November, Parish Councillors elected a new Councillor for Porthtowan to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Linda Davies. The successful candidate was Nick Barry. The Council welcomes Nick and is sure he will be a...
Do you want to help make decisions for the benefit of your community? Can you represent the range of opinions of local people? If you are over 18 and live or work in the Parish of St Agnes, which includes Porthtowan, Mount Hawke, Blackwater and Mithian, you could be...
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