Cligga

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Cligga Head - aerial view

Cligga Head - aerial view


Cligga Head is magnificently situated on Cornwall's north coast between St Agnes and Perranporth with fantastic views down the coast and across the wide sweep of Perran Bay

Although a quiet place today, popular for walking and bird watching, Cligga has a fascinating history which includes its use as a World War II military airfield, an amazing mining history which extended into the 20th century and being the home of a major explosives factory.

In 1892 the Nobel family, famous for Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize, bought the cliff top factory at Cligga Head from the British & Colonial Explosives Company.

Nobel had patented his invention of dynamite in 1867.

The factory was closed between 1905-1914 but opened again at the start of the First World War.






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Located in the Carrick District of Cornwall on the North coast between St Agnes and Perranporth.

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Geology at Cligga Head
Geology at Cligga Head



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