Constantine Cornwall

Village

The Parish of Constantine is one of the largest in Cornwall. It stretches from the granite ridge of Carmenellis in the north to the banks of the Helford River in the south.

Employment over the centuries has centred on the river, farming and granite quarries. Now with very little quarrying done, and no schooners and barques using the river, tourism is very important, with lots of vessels enjoying the river with its beautiful creeks and small beaches. Walkers, garden lovers and golfers all recharge their batteries in this lovely area.

The Parish consists of Constantine village, and the hamlets of Port Navas and Seworgan. Constantine’s Fore Street is made up of traditional granite cottages, with a 13th Century Parish Church, and a 19th Century Methodist Chapel which is now home to unique community and arts centre known as the Tolmen Centre, and an accredited Museum. The village also has a popular Silver Band, as well as numerous Village Groups.

Within the village there is a Spar grocers (8am to 9pm) and a General Store with a very large Off-Licence (including 500 different whiskies and an unusually comprehensive selection of wines).

There is an excellent Doctor’s Surgery; a village pub (The Queens Arms), and a Social Club. Just outside the village, a fifteen minute footpath stroll away, is the Trengilly Wartha Inn, a great country pub with real ales, an extensive wine list and excellent food.

The village is served with regular bus services to Helston and Falmouth (both about 7 miles away) and Truro (14 miles). The village taxi service is operated by the Constantine Carriage Company (01326 341291 / 07890 489040).

Constantine Enterprises Company

The Constantine Enterprises Company was set up to further the physical, economic and cultural development of Constantine village. The CEC is a registered charity (no: 1071856) and village development trust.

Since it was aquired for the village by the CEC, the Tolmen Centre has become the centre of village life. Many residents and friends have enjoyed events there; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the centre has built up an enviable reputation in the Comish arts community. Other CEC projects have included the improvements to the Well Lane corner and the publication of a full colour Walks booklet linked to the Heritage Centre.

Download CEC Accounts 2015 [PDF]

Download TOC Accounts 2015 [PDF]

Farmers Market

A Farmers Market is held in the Church Hall every second Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 12.00pm. Stalls include local Fish, Pork, Beef, Eggs, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Teas, Coffees, Pickles, Chutneys, Jams, Marmalade, Bread, Cakes and Pastries. There is also a Café area if you feel like a cup of tea or coffee and a slice homemade cake.

Fantastic quality local produce, well worth a visit.

The Book of Constantine

historybook

An history of the parish by Liz Moore and Gerald Trethowan. Lavishly illustrated with period photographs and full of fascinating stories from Constantine's past.

We're planning a reprint. If you are interested please contact Liz at salots @hotmail.co.uk

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