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Encyclopedia > St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives
Cornish: Porth Ia


The harbour at St Ives For the Cornish-English dialect, see West Country dialects. ...


St Ives shown within Cornwall
Population 11,165[1]
OS grid reference SW518403
District Penwith
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Truro
Postcode district TR26 1/2/3xx
Dialling code 01736
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
European Parliament South West England
UK Parliament St Ives
List of places: UKEnglandCornwall

Coordinates: 50°13′N 5°29′W / 50.21, -5.48 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 758 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1351 × 1069 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/png) An outline map of Cornwall for use within templates on Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Satellite image of the Penwith peninsula farmland in St Buryan parish looking south towards the sea Cattle being raised in the south of the district Aerial photo looking across Lands End to Cape Cornwall Celtic cross near St Loys Cove, St Buryan Rocky cove at St Loy in... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the region. ... // Constituent country is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a historical, currently non-legally officially recognised country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged, gives an overview of states around the world with information on the extent of their sovereignty. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... Truro (pronounced ; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TR postcode area, also known as the Truro postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Isles of Scilly, Marazion, Newquay, Penryn, Penzance, Perranporth, Redruth, St Agnes, St Columb, St Ives and Truro in Cornwall, England. ... +44 redirects here. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Fire Service Headquarters County Hall Truro Cornwall TR1 3AY cheif officer M A Howell Image:Cornwall fire link-1-.gif ... The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... The constituency (first used 2004) within England; Gibraltar is in the inset. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... St Ives is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of all the towns and villages in the county of Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town lies north of Penzance, and west of Camborne. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing as an industry. The decline in fishing, however, has caused a shift in commercial emphasis and the town is now primarily a holiday resort. St Ives was incorporated by Royal charter in 1639. St Ives has been named best seaside town of 2007 by the Guardian and has become renowned for its number of artists. For the Cornish-English dialect, see West Country dialects. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Satellite image of the Penwith peninsula farmland in St Buryan parish looking south towards the sea Cattle being raised in the south of the district Aerial photo looking across Lands End to Cape Cornwall Celtic cross near St Loys Cove, St Buryan Rocky cove at St Loy in... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Penzance Harbour and surrounding area as seen from the air Penzance (Cornish: Pensans) is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated in 1614,[2] it has a population of 21,168[1] people and... , Not to be confused with Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

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History

The legendary origins of St Ives are attributed to the arrival of the Irish Saint Ia of Cornwall, in the 5th Century AD. The parish church in St Ives still bears the name of this saint, and the name St Ives itself is believed to be a later anglicised corruption of that name. Saint Ia of Cornwall (also known as Hia or Ives) was a 5th or 6th century Cornish evangelist and martyr. ...


The town was the site of a particularly notable atrocity during the Prayer Book rebellion of 1549. The English Provost Marshal came to St Ives and invited the portreeve, John Payne, to lunch at an inn. He asked the portreeve to have the gallows erected during the course of the lunch. Afterwards the portreeve and the Provost Marshall walked down to the gallows; the Provost Marshall then ordered the portreeve to mount the gallows. The portreeve was then hanged for being a 'busy rebel'. The Prayer Book Rebellion or Western Rebellion occurred in the southwest of England in 1549. ... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ... The Provost Marshal is the officer in the armed forces who is in charge of the military police (often called the provost). ... These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ... This article is about death by hanging. ...


Modern St Ives came with the railway in 1877, the St Ives Bay branch line from St Erth, part of the Great Western Railway. With it came the new generation of Victorian seaside holidaymakers. Much of the town was built during the latter part of the 19th century. The railway, which winds along the cliffs and bays, survived the Beeching axe and has become a tourist attraction itself. St Ives hit the national headlines on 28th July 2007, following a suspected sighting of a Great White Shark. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The St Ives Bay Line is a railway line from St Erth to St Ives in Cornwall. ... Map sources for St Erth at grid reference SW544356 St Erth (Cornish: Lannudhno/Praze Pras) stands at the old crossing point of the river Hayle, in the west of Cornwall. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ...


Geography

Looking across the St Ives bay towards Hayle
Looking across the St Ives bay towards Hayle
St Nicholas chapel, on top of "The Island" peninsula
St Nicholas chapel, on top of "The Island" peninsula

Porthmeor beach is St Ives' major surfing area, and is overlooked by holiday apartments. A hilly peninsula known locally as "The Island", which features a single chapel on the summit, separates the beach from Porthgwidden, a much smaller beach. Much of the town's outskirts are built on steep terrain. , Hayle (Cornish: ) is a small town, civil parish and cargo port in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. The parish was created in 1888 from part of the now defunct Phillack parish, with which it was later combined in 1935, and incorporated part of St Erth in 1937. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ...


Culture

Art

In 1928, the Cornish artist Alfred Wallis, plus his friends Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood met at St Ives and laid the foundation for the artists' colony of today. In 1939, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo settled in St Ives, attracted by its quiet beauty. In 1993, a branch of the Tate Gallery, the Tate St Ives, opened here. The Tate also looks after the Barbara Hepworth Museum and her sculpture garden. It was the wish of the late sculptor to leave her work on public display in perpetuity. The town also attracted artists from overseas like Piet Mondrian who let the landscape influence their work, and Maurice Sumray, who became a successful and respected contributor to the St. Ives art scene when he moved to the town from London in 1968[2]. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cornish people are a British ethnic group originating in Cornwall. ... The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Port Mear Beach, circa 1932, Tate Gallery. ... Benjamin Lauder Nicholson OM, (10 April 1894 – 6 February 1982), known as Ben Nicholson, was an English abstract painter Born at Denham, Buckinghamshire, Nicholson was the son of the painter Sir William Nicholson and the brother of Nancy Nicholson. ... John Christopher Wood (7 April 1901 – 21 August 1930), often called Kit Wood, was an English painter born in Knowsley, near Liverpool. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hepworths Family of Man in bronze, 1970, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ... Naum Gabo KBE (August 5, 1890 - August 23, 1977) was a prominent Russian sculptor in the Constructivism movement and a pioneer of Kinetic Art. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ... Porthmeor Beach, St Ives with the entrance to the Tate gallery on the right. ... The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives, Cornwall preserves the 20th century sculptors house and garden much as they were when she lived and worked there. ... The Esplanade Ernest-Cormier, a sculpture garden in Montreal, with Melvin Charneys work Colonnes allégoriques. ... Piet Mondrian, 1924 Pieter Cornelis (Piet) Mondriaan, after 1912 Mondrian, (pronounced: Dutch IPA: , later IPA: ), (March 7, 1872, Amersfoort, Netherlands – February 1, 1944, New York City) was a Dutch painter. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Porthmear Beach, circa 1932, Tate Gallery.
The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Porthmear Beach, circa 1932, Tate Gallery.

Prior to the 1940s the majority of artists in St Ives and further afield in West Cornwall belonged to the St Ives Society of artists however events in the late 1940s led to a growing dispute between the abstract and figurative artists within the group. In 1948 the abstract faction broke away from the St Ives Society forming the Penwith Society of artists led by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Image File history File links Wallis,_Hold_House_Port_Mear_Square_Island. ... Image File history File links Wallis,_Hold_House_Port_Mear_Square_Island. ... The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... Kazimir Malevich, Black square 1915 Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. ... Figurative art describes artworks - particularly paintings - which are clearly derived from real object sources, but are not necessarily representational. ... The Penwith Society of artists is an art group formed in St Ives, Cornwall, UK in 1948 by abstract members of the St Ives Society of artists and lead by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. ... Hepworths Family of Man in bronze, 1970, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ... Benjamin Lauder Nicholson OM, (10 April 1894 – 6 February 1982), known as Ben Nicholson, was an English abstract painter Born at Denham, Buckinghamshire, Nicholson was the son of the painter Sir William Nicholson and the brother of Nancy Nicholson. ...

See also: list of St. Ives artists.

The village of St Ives in Cornwall has long been popular with artists. ...

Festivals

St Ives is home to 3 celebrations of interest. John Knill, a former Mayor of St Ives, constructed the Knill Steeple a granite monument overlooking the town of St Ives. In 1797, Knill laid down instructions for the celebration of the Knill Ceremony which was to take place every five years on 25 July. The ceremony itself involves the Mayor of St Ives, a customs officer, and a vicar - accompanied by two widows and 10 girls who should be the "daughters of fishermen, tinners, or seamen". John Knill (1 January 1733 – March 29, 1811) born at Callington in Cornwall was a slightly eccentric mayor of St Ives, Cornwall, in 1767 and Collector of Customs at St. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A second celebration of perhaps greater antiquity is St Ives feast which is a celebration of the founding of St Ives by St Ia and takes place on the Sunday and Monday nearest February 3 every year. The day itself includes a civic procession to Venton Ia or the well of St Ia and other associated activities however, it is most notable for being one of the two surviving examples of Cornish Hurling (however, in a more gentle format than its other manifestation in St Columb Major). is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pub Sign at St. ... Location within the British Isles. ...


A third festival is the St Ives May Day which is a modern revival of May Day customs that were at one time common throughout the west of Cornwall. The West Cornwall May Day celebrations are an example folk practices found in the Western part of Cornwall,United Kingdom associated with the coming of spring. ...


Finally every year in mid September there is the now famous St Ives September Festival. In 2008 this Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary from the 6th to the 20th September.


The St Ives September Festival

The St Ives September Festival is one of the longest running and widest ranging Festival of the Arts in the UK. It lasts 15 days and includes all aspects of Art from Music (including Folk, Jazz, Rock, Classical & World) Poetry, Film, Talks and Books. Many of the local artists in the town open up their private studios to allow visitors to see exactly how their art is produced.


In 2008 there will be Seth Lakeman, Nerina Pallot, The Blues Band, The Bootleg Beatles and many more great acts


There is free music in many pubs in the town on almost every night, as well as large concerts. The Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to St Ives for the Festival Fortnight. For More information about the festival, go to www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk


In literature and popular culture

St Ives is well known from the nursery rhyme and riddle "As I Was Going to St Ives", although it is not clear whether the rhyme refers to the Cornish town or one of several other St Ives around the country. A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... A riddle is a statement or question having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. ... As I was going to St Ives is a traditional nursery rhyme which is generally thought to be a riddle. ... One of these three places is famous for the nursery rhyme and riddle As I Was Going to St Ives though it is not entirely clear which. ...


The Discovery Travel and Living programme "Beach Cafe" is filmed in St. Ives, featuring Australian chef Michael Smith. [1] Discovery Travel and Living is a channel on the Australian Pay TV provider of Foxtel Digital. ...


Transport

Rail

St Ives railway station is linked to the Paddington to Penzance main rail route via the St Ives branch line which runs regular services to St Erth station. The line was opened in 1877 by the St Ives branch railway, but became part of the Great Western Railway in 1878. A Park-and-Ride facility for visitors to St Ives runs from Lelant Saltings railway station, which was opened on 27 May 1978 specifically for this purpose. The line also links the town to nearby Carbis Bay and Lelant. St Ives railway station serves the busy coastal town of St. ... St Ives railway station serves the busy coastal town of St. ... St Ives railway station serves the busy coastal town of St. ... London Paddington station, also known as London Paddington, or just simply Paddington, is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area near central London, England. ... Penzance Harbour and surrounding area as seen from the air Penzance (Cornish: Pensans) is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated in 1614,[2] it has a population of 21,168[1] people and... The St Ives Bay Line is a railway line from St Erth to St Ives in Cornwall. ... St Erth Station serves the village of St Erth, Cornwall, UK. The station is about 3/4 from the village. ... a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... Lelant Saltings railway station was opened on 27 May 1978 to provide a Park and ride facility for visitors to St Ives. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Carbis Bay shown within Cornwall Carbis Bay (Cornish: Karrbons) is a village in the district of Penwith in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... Lelant is a village in Cornwall, England,UK situated between the nearby towns of Hayle and St Ives Earliest attested spelling Lananta, about year 1170. ...


Coach

Cottage rooftops seen from the roof of the Tate St Ives
Cottage rooftops seen from the roof of the Tate St Ives

The town also has regular services via National Express Coach to London Victoria, Heathrow and numerous other destinations throughout the UK. Other regular services connect St Ives to nearby towns and villages, such as Zennor, Penzance and St Just. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (801x1176, 176 KB) Rooftops of the cottages of St Ives Cornwall, seen from the roof of the Tate St Ives Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 17 September 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (801x1176, 176 KB) Rooftops of the cottages of St Ives Cornwall, seen from the roof of the Tate St Ives Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 17 September 2005. ... Porthmeor Beach, St Ives with the entrance to the Tate gallery on the right. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... Zennor Quoit, about a mile southeast of Zennor village. ... Penzance Harbour and surrounding area as seen from the air Penzance (Cornish: Pensans) is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated in 1614,[2] it has a population of 21,168[1] people and... St Just (Cornish: Lannyust) is a town in Cornwall. ...


Air

The nearest airports to St Ives are Newquay and Plymouth. Private jets, charters and helicopters are served by Perranporth airfield. Newquay Cornwall International Airport (IATA: NQY, ICAO: EGDG) is a commercial airport located a few kilometers northeast of Newquay in England. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Perranporth is a popular surfing tourist destination on the north coast of Carrick, Cornwall in England, UK, six miles south-west of the surf resorts of Newquay and six miles east of Porthtowan. ...


Politics and administration

Prior to 1974, the St Ives Borough Council was the principal local authority for what now forms the civil parish of St Ives. Since the reform of English local government in 1974, St Ives has elected a town council. The principal local authority function for St Ives is now undertaken by Penwith District Council and the Cornwall County Council. For the purposes of election to Cornwall County Council, St Ives forms a single multi-member electoral division returning two members. Satellite image of the Penwith peninsula farmland in St Buryan parish looking south towards the sea Cattle being raised in the south of the district Aerial photo looking across Lands End to Cape Cornwall Celtic cross near St Loys Cove, St Buryan Rocky cove at St Loy in... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ...


St Ives is twinned with Camaret-sur-Mer in Brittany, France. Flag of Brittany Flag of France This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Camaret-sur-Mer is a commune of the Finistère département in France. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brittany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


See also

The village of St Ives in Cornwall has long been popular with artists. ... St Ives is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of topics related to Cornwall, UK. The Cornwall category contains a more comprehensive selection of Cornish articles. ...

References

  1. ^ 2001 UK census
  2. ^ Obituary: Maurice Sumray | Independent, The (London) | Find Articles at BNET.com

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External links

St Ives at low tide from the harbour mole, April 2007
St Ives at low tide from the harbour mole, April 2007
Surf in windy weather at St Ives
Surf in windy weather at St Ives
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St Ives is located about six miles to the north of Penzance and is set on the shores of St Ives Bay, facing the Atlantic Ocean.
While St Ives is undoubtedly a major tourist destination, it also remains a fishing port and the daily landing of fish on the quay and the movement of boats are popular sights for locals and visitors alike.
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