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You are invited to explore the Granite Kingdom of cliffs and carns, mines and moors, antiquities and mystique around Pendeen. This rugged granite landscape has hardly changed for thousands of years. The village of Pendeen grew with the surrounding tin and copper mines which peaked in the 17-1800's. Many locals worked at the legendary Levant Mine, which came to a tragic end following the breakage of the 'Man Engine', a lift to take miners up and down the mineshaft, in 1919. Reworking of old North Levant led to the birth of a new mine, Geevor, which was one of the last working mines in Cornwall (it finally closed in 1990 and has re-opened as a Heritage Museum).
Places to Visit
Chun Quoit : Stone Age Dolman
Men-an-Tol : Bronze Age
Pendeen Watch : Lighthouse
Portherras Cove : Sandy Beach
Levant Mine Engine : Working Steam Engine
Geevor Tin Mine : Heritage Museum
Carn Eanes : Pendeen Hill
Crowns Mine : Botallack
Pendeen Church : Built by local miners in 1850
Facilities & Services
Pendeen Post Office
Boscaswell Stores - village shop
Trewellard Meadery - restaurant
Field House - café
Gem & Jewellery Workshop
Steam Pottery
Radjel Inn - public house
North Inn - public house
Trewellard Arms - public house
Geevor & Pendeen Rovers AFC - social club
Surgery - Mon, Tues & Fri : 14.00 - 16.30
Pendeen Sunrise

Extract from 'Kernow' by F A Monk
Standing there above the ocean
Granite sentries watch for aye:
Not for them a hurried life-span,
They have watched since dawn of time
And will stand 'til time is ended,
Brooding, over land and sea.
Far away the moorland stretches
Straggling downward, bright and clear,
Rough and ragged, brave and ancient;
Maybe - piskeys watch from here
Watch the world on summer evenings,
Watch the sun sink in the sea;
Watch as mellow, milding moonlight
Creeps and haunts the granite night…..

 

Chun Quoit
Pendeen Watch

Crowns mine

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