Lanteglos by Fowey is a coastal parish in South East Cornwall. Situated on the east side of the River Fowey, it is bounded on the east by Lansallos parish, and to the north by Penpol Creek which forms the boundary with the parish of St Veep. The main settlement in this parish is the village of Polruan, which is linked to Fowey by passenger ferry. Up river is the smaller village of Bodinnick which is linked by car and passenger ferry to Fowey. The hamlet of Lanteglos Highway sits astride the main road that cuts through the parish. The parish church is situated inland in a valley which is the origin of the name. The parish is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the National Trust is a major landowner in the area, and contains stunning countryside with coastal and river views. Ancient settlements include Lombard, Mixtow, Pont, Trethake, Trevarder, Lanlawren and Carneggan. The countryside is rich and varied with small streams, valleys and fields. The beautiful and scenic Pont Pill is home to kingfishers. The coast encompasses two main bays, Lantic Bay and Lantivet Bay divided by Pencarrow Head.
According to Charles Henderson, a noted pre war Cornish historian, the east side of the River Fowey was the earliest settlement which makes Polruan older than Fowey. For centuries Polruan, with its sheltered mooring, has been home to mariners and shipbuilders. Polruan owned ships were at the siege of Calais in 1343. Bodinnick’s importance comes from its situation on the ancient southern route through Cornwall and the rights to the ferry. Mixtow Pill was possibly once the base for the notorious pirates Mark and Michael Mixtow in the 15th century. Polruan and Bodinnick were active sites for shipbuilding in the 19th century, launching many fine ships that traded in the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic.
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The Fowey Grammar School Foundation
The Fowey Grammar School Foundation is a REGISTERED local CHARITY (nO. 306571). it provides FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO BOTH FOWEY PRIMARY SCHOOL & FOWEY RIVER ACADEMY (PREVIOUSLY FOWEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE) AND INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 25 WHO QUALIFY FOR AWARDS IN THE FORM OF GRANTS AND ANNUAL BURSARIES FOR THOSE IN TERTIARY EDUCATION.
IN THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, OVER £50,000 WAS AWARDED TO 94 EX-STUDENTS WHICH MEANS THERE IS STILL A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY BUT FAIL TO DO SO.
IN ADDITION TO THE CONTINUING SPONSORSHIP OF THE ACADEMY’S MINI-BUS, THE CHARITY HAS MADE A GRANT OF £1,150 TO THE PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW CLASSROOM CHAIRS.
FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITES OF THE ACADEMY (https://foweyriveracademy.org.uk) AND THE CHARITY COMMISSION (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission) OR BY CONTACTING THE CLERK (Mr. M Kotwinski 01726 812285; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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