St Ewe Parish

The lovely rural parish of St Ewe is three miles from the south coast of Cornwall. About 500 residents live on farms, in St Ewe village, and in the hamlets of Kestle, Pengrugla and Polmassick; Hewas Water, Lower Sticker and Little Polgooth are situated along the northern border. Farming and tourism remain the main areas of employment. For the genealogists – more information on the St Ewe Graveyard directory and plan can be found here – MAP OF GRAVEYARD.


St Ewe village is clustered round a small square with a large stone plinth surrounded by steps. The origin of this plinth is unclear, but it probably once had a cross on the top and was used as a stage for mounting horses. The village church is of Norman origin with a large bell tower and stands opposite the village pub, The Crown. The famous, and very early flowering, St Ewe camellia stands by the entrance to the church.

St Ewe sign on road


The world-famous Lost Gardens of Heligan are in the Parish and many of the gardeners who failed to return from WW1 are remembered on the village’s cenotaph. Cornwall’s beautiful south coast is on the doorstep, the historic fishing village of Mevagissey is just down the road and the Roseland Peninsula is a short drive away.

Vault Beach


St Ewe Country Fair – Sun, 23 Aug 2020

Notices – Events and services

What’s On – Calendar of events

St Ewe hosts a Village Fete in July, the Country Fair in August, and a Fireworks Display in November, along with quizzes, films, concerts and auctions, to name just a few events in its busy calendar.

St Ewe Country Fair