St Mawgan is a picturesque village in the wooded Lanherne Valley consisting of cottages, the Falcon Inn, church, two bridges and the 13th century manor house of the Arundell family (which has been a convent since 1794)
St Mawgan village is two miles up the vale from the beaches of Mawgan Porth. It is a particularly attractive village. There is a granite and slate manor house, once the home of Richard of Arundel, Marshall of England some 700 years ago. Although popular in high season, it never loses its identity as a village and provides an excellent base for holidays. Watergate Bay is two miles away. Newquay is six miles away.
St.Mawgan-in-Pydar Church dedicated to: St. Mawgan & St. Nicholas. The church was endowed by the Arundells of Lanherne who lived here from the 13th to 18th centuries and it dates from the 13th century. The 14th century tower is unusually placed at the south transept: the upper part was added by the Arundells in 1433. The belfry houses a ring of eight bells, the oldest of which was cast between 1378 and 1407. The sloping churchyard contains a Lantern Cross (ca.1420) and the stern of a rowing boat - a memorial to ten men who drifted ashore, frozen to death in 1846.
RAF St Mawgan - Newquay Airport Is a joint RAF station and civil airport for the region.