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Welcome to the official website of Lanteglos by Fowey Parish Council

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.

Interesting Landmarks

  • St Saviours Chapel on the headland was once both an important religious site and a landmark for sailors
  • Punches Cross is a white cross at the entrance to the harbour said to date from the early medieval period
  • St Wyllow Church is sited inland above Pont Pill and is the parish church
  • Polruan blockhouse guards the entrance to the harbour. In the medieval period there was a chain between Polruan and the Fowey blockhouse
  • Prime Cellars is an isolated house on the river near Bodinnick and was originally a place for processing fish

Parish Map

Download the Parish Map as a pdf.

Lanteglos-by-Fowey Parish Council

has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor
Anyone interested in serving their community by joining the Parish Council is asked to contact the Chairman, in the first instance
Cllr. Rob Rooney
Greetwell, Bodinnick, PL23 1LX
Tel: 07960-742090


Notice Inviting Tenders

Lanteglos-by-Fowey Parish Council hereby invites tenders for:

  1. Carrying out remedial foul drainage works and general refurbishment of one of its public toilet facilities in Polruan.  (Reference LBF2024/004)
  2. The operation and cleaning of three public toilet facilities in the area serving Polruan.   (Reference LBF2024/005)

Tender packs for each contract including a schedule of work and terms and conditions are available from the Clerk at or at quoting the references above.
All queries on any issue relating to these tenders should be made by 14 August 2024
Tenders are required by midday on 31 August 2024.

Commissioner asks Devon and Cornwall residents to fill out policing survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is asking residents of the force to take five minutes to influence the future of policing in the two counties.

Alison Hernandez today launches her annual survey into policing priorities as she plans the budget for the 2024-25 financial year.

The survey Your Safety, Your Say survey asks questions about the concerns people have in their communities, and whether they support plans to reopen more police enquiry offices and more robust action to tackle drugs.

Opinions are also sought on the level of the precept – the amount levied through council tax bills to locally fund policing – which the Commissioner will set in the new year.

For the first time the Commissioner poses a question about the use of artificial intelligence such as facial recognition cameras, and how supportive people are of using this technology to catch dangerous offenders.

She said: “Seeking views from members of the public is one of my core duties. In recent years the public’s views have helped set my policing priorities of tackling antisocial behaviour, drugs, dangerous driving and violent crime, as well as letting me know there is huge support for our policy of reopening police stations.

“I want people of all ages and backgrounds to help me again by taking a few minutes to take part in this survey.”

The survey can be completed online via the website of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall or at, in person at engagement events, or over the phone by calling 01392 225555.

Anti-social Behaviour

If you, or anyone you know, has been the victim of Anti-social Behaviour, then this government advice may prove useful:

HM Government. Tackling Anti-social Behaviour leaflet

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