Old Kea village, Cornwall
This small hamlet lies roughly four miles south of Truro in Mid West Cornwall.
The parish of Kea (Cornish: Lanndyge), (alias Landege or Landegey), is bounded on the north by Kenwyn, on the east by the River Fal, which separates it from St Clements and St Michael Penkivel, on the south by Feock, Perranarworthal, and Gwennap, and on the west by a fetched portion of Kenwyn and St Agnes.
The name is taken from the Irish Saint, Saint Kea who, after floating from Ireland on a granite boulder, is reputed to have landed where old Kea church stood.
Kea is a large straggling parish formerly abounding in mines. The parish is mainly agricultural, and is noted for giving its name to the damson-type Kea plum.
In the past the main industries were plum growing, oyster dredging, resin for the leather industry (obtained from 'barking' oak trees), and the production of mineral ore. Killiow was the seat of the Daubuz family.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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