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Tywardreath and Par Parish Council

HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

It is with great sadness that Tywardreath and Par Parish Council and the community mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and join our nation and the members of the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of our longest serving monarch (1952 - 2022).

We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family. There is a Book of Condolence in St. Andrews Church, Tywardreath.

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    Par Beach Children's Play Park

    Please be advised that the Play Park is open but users are reminded that they must adhere to any COVID-19 Guidelines in place.

    Par Beach Public Toilets

    The Public Toilets at Par Beach are open but users are reminded that they must adhere to any COVID-19 Guidelines in place.

     

    Tywardreath and Par is a parish on the south coast of Cornwall between Fowey and St Austell. The parish  is located to the north east of St. Austell Bay (once Tywardreath Bay) in what was the old borough of Restormel.  It is bounded to the west by the parish of St. Blazey, to the north by Lanlivery, to the east by Golant and to the south by Fowey.

    The population is just over 3000, and the main settlements are Tywardreath village and Par village. The old village of Tywardreath is situated above Par, and is home to the local school.  It is the site of the ancient Benedictine Priory. Par sits across the A3082 St. Blazey-Fowey road and has on its sea side the wonderful family beach of Par Sands.

    The southern side of the parish runs along Par beach and the nature reserve. Much of the parish is farmland and woodland with the ruins of abandoned industrial mining, and is bisected by the Plymouth - Penzance railway line. Par station is the junction for the Newquay branch line.

    The other part of the parish, Tywardreath Highway, consists of approximately 50 dwellings built along either side of the A390 St. Austell-Lostwithiel road.

    The area was familiar to the author Daphne du Maurier, and many of the locations in her books can be identified in and around the parish. In the Cornish language Tywardreath translates as "House on the Strand".

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