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St Newlyn East (Cornish: Eglosniwlin) is a civil parish and village in Cornwallmarker, Englandmarker, in the United Kingdommarker.

The parish of St Newlyn East, (usually abbreviated to Newlyn East) is about five miles south of Newquaymarker. The parish is named after the patron saint of the church, St. Newlina and has a small population (since last census) of 1390 people.

The Lappa Valley Steam Railwaymarker tourist attraction operates here. At Trericemarker is the Tudor mansion of the Arundells now in the care of the National Trust.

Parish Church

The church was founded in Norman times and rededicated in 1259. Most of the present building is of the 14th and 15th centuries. There is a fine Norman font.

East Wheal Rose disaster

On 9 July 1846 a disaster at the East Wheal Rosemarker mine was caused by an unusually heavy thunderstorm which lasted an hour and a quarter. It flooded the mine and thirty-nine of the miners - mainly inhabitants of the village and its immediate vicinity, were drowned. The mine was eventually closed in 1881.

After the disaster, villagers of St. Newlyn East worked together and dug a pit in remembrance of the miners who died. The pit is still there today, and has been used frequently for church meetings and tea gatherings etc. When the pit was actually made, it was also used for Cornish wrestling, and was recently re-dug and made more usable with funding from the National Lottery Fund.


  1. Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books; p. 199

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See also

Newlynmarker a fishing village near Penzancemarker in the Penwithmarker district of Cornwallmarker.

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