Ludgvan is a rural parish situated in the far south-west of England. Close to Penzance and overlooking Mount’s Bay it is a mere 10 miles (16 km) from Land’s End as the crow flies. It is a linear parish, several miles long and straddles the A30 trunk road within almost its entire length.
Favoured by an all-year-round relatively mild climate the local economy is predominantly mixed agricultural in nature although with two busy industrial estates within the parish boundary the non-agricultural sector also plays an important role in the business life of the parish.
At the heart of the parish, in Lower Quarter, we have our very successful local primary school, Ludgvan Community Primary School, which recently achieved academy status. The school site is shared with the adjacent modern Oasis Childcare Centre.
At 4,541 acres (1,838 hectares) Ludgvan is one of the largest parishes by area in Cornwall and includes the settlements of Ludgvan itself, Long Rock, Crowlas, Cockwells, Whitecross and Canon’s Town. At the 2001 census a population of 3,184 was recorded.