A stroll round Tywardreath

10th August 2000


About the village

After the Norman Conquest the great French monastery of Cluny set up a priory in Tywardreath, though little physical trace of it remains today. St Andrew's Church was consecrated by the Bishop of Armagh in 1347. Later the village grew to house a community of mineworkers extracting tin and copper. When economic depression gripped the mining industry towards the end of the 1800s many of these mining families emigrated looking for mining work all over the world, and today their offspring sometimes come back to the village to see where there great-great-great-grandparents were born.

Tywardreath is a fortunate village. Not being excessively picturesque it has avoided the blight suffered elsewhere caused by the ownership of second homes whose emptiness for most of the year tends to sterilise the area by depriving local people of homes, shops of customers, churches of congregations, buses and trains of passengers and schools of pupils.

Increasingly Cornwall is dependent upon the tourist industry and this activity has received a boost by the start of the extraordinary "world class" Eden Project, just two-and-a-half miles from here.

Join me for a stroll round the village. In fact the photos were taken on two strolls - on the afternoon of 10th and on the morning of 11th August 2000.

Douglas Steven (Webmaster)

Please click on the smaller images for enlargement (and vice-versa)

Church Street
John's Hair Studio
Post Office
Church Street
Phone Box
Harris' Shop

Well Street
Well Street

Fore Street
The New Inn
Smith's Shop
Fish and Chips
Mt Bennett

North Street
Patio Garden
North Street 1
Church House
North Street 2

Round the church
Full Circle
Churchyard
Church Porch
Church path
Coffee time!


Links

Village Website
Webmaster
 


John's Hair Studio


Where Tehidy Road meets Church Street - John's Hair Studio - Click to enlarge

Church Street - John's Hair Studio

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Post Office


Tywardreath Post Office and Store - Click to enlarge

Tywardreath Post Office and Store

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Church Street


St Andrew's Church and Tywardreath Post Office - Click to enlarge

Looking west down Church Street

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Phone Box


Phone Box in Church Street - Click to enlarge

Looking east up Church Street

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Harris' Shop


Charles Harris' Shop - Click to enlarge

Charles Harris' Shop

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Well Street


Well Street - Click to enlarge

Well Street with glimpse of Methodist Church

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The New Inn


The New Inn - Click to enlarge

The New Inn - the garden door is open

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Smith's Shop


Smith's Shop - Click to enlarge

A E Smith & Son - Grocer and Newsagent

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Chip Shop


Fish and Chip Shop - Click to enlarge

"The Catch" for fish and chips

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Mount Bennett Road


Mt Bennett - Click to enlarge

Mount Bennett Road (Belmont Street to left)

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Patio Garden


Patio Garden - Click to enlarge

Patio garden at the top of North Street

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North Street 1


Top of North Street - Click to enlarge

Looking back up the top half of North Street

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Church House


Church House about to be occupied by the Malkinsons - Click to enlarge

Nursery Close - Church House is nearly ready

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North Street 2


Lower end of North Street - Click to enlarge

North Street near the Scout Hall

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Full Circle


From outside St Andrew's Hall - Click to enlarge

The church from outside St Andrew's Hall

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Churchyard


St Andrew's Churchyard - Click to enlarge

Tower, Hair Studio, War Memorial, passing tractor

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Church Porch


St Andrew's Church Porch - Click to enlarge

Church Porch - looking east

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Church Path


Churchyard looking west - Click to enlarge

Looking west back at the church porch

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Coffee Time


...and time for coffee! - Click to enlarge

11:23am - Church tower with contrail-streaked sky

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Updated 6 August 2000

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