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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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