Mount Hawke

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Mount Hawke is an expanding village in St Agnes parish which stands atop a high flat area of land within a short distance of the north coast village of Porthtowan.

Mount Hawke dates from the 18th Century. A village which grew as a result of local copper mining activities. Between the village and Porthtowan, an extensive copper working area was until recent years visible. Navvy Pit, as it was known locally, formed part of Wheal Music, the largest open cast copper mine in Europe. This ancient open-work of stringer lodes is reported to have made profits of in excess of £100,000 by 1843. From 1815 to 1833, Wheal Music produced at least 4596 tons of copper ore. Unfortunately, this huge excavation was filled with rubble over a number of years including stone from Wheal Concorde Mine.

The name is believed to derive from the Hawke family, ropemakers and the lane Ropewalk bears testimony to this former industry.

Banns is a former name from the Cornish meaning a hillside.

The nearest beach, at Porthtowan, is a pleasant walk away through impressive scenery - woodland and a picturesque valley, which is crowned by a magnificent mining engine house.

The church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and is of relatively modern construction being erected in 1878. The font is believed to be Norman, removed from Trevaunance manor chapel at St Agnes.

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Located in the Parish of St Agnes and within easy reach of North coast beaches.
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