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Port Quin

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SW 971 805

Last Visited: 2008

Port Quin

Port Quin

Port Quin became known as "the village that died", after it suffered two devastating blows.

For years the settlement had relied on two sources of income: fishing and the nearby Doyden Antimony Mine.

First the mine failed, and the miners and their families all emigrated to Canada. Then a few years later all the remaining men sailed out together to fish, were caught in a storm and were all drowned.

The womenfolk had little option but to move away and the village was deserted. It still is, to a large extent, as most of the cottages are either owned by the National Trust or are private holiday lets.

There is a small car park, some loos and a trailer selling tea and coffee. What more could you want?