Gweek

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Gweek, in Cornish 'gwig' meaning 'village' is a riverside village, the highest navigable point on the Helford River.

Gweek lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

There has been a port here since Roman times.

In the 13th century, the townspeople of Helston bought the rights to the port of Gweek.

Between the late 15th century and the early 17th century, in the Tudor period, Gweek was a bustling port with its own Customs House.

During the mining boom, a tin-smelting blowing house operated at the quayside.

In the mid 19th century Gweek had a huge pilchard fishery, employing over 200 boats. The pilchards were cured locally.

During the same period Gweek was an important port for the export of copper, stone, corn and oysters. Coal and timber were imported for use in the mines and limestone for use in the agricultural industry.

Today the village is home to the Gweek Sea Life Sanctuary, a haven for injured seals.





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