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Ludgvan is a village and parish on high ground above Mount's Bay and near to Penzance

A very famous Cornishman lived in Ludgvan during the 18th century. Dr William Borlase, writer of The Natural History of Cornwall and Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall was the rector of Ludgvan for 52 years.

The parish church is dedicated to St Ludgvan and St Paul Apostle. It originated in Norman times but only the font remains from this period. The current building dates mostly from the 14th and 15th centuries. There is a memorial here to the parents of Sir Humphrey Davey. Davey was the inventor of the safety lamp for miners.

Ludgvan is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having a value of 60 shillings.

Mining of tin was carried on here during the 19th century. Wheal Margaret was 87 fathoms deep by 1864 and employed 112 people. The mine sold 64 tons of black tin in this year valued at £3727.

The name Ludgvan is the name of the manor which covered most of the parish and is believed to derive from the Cornish for 'place of ashes'.

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Located in West Cornwall. Easily accessible from the A30 and B3309.
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