The Cornish village of St Agnes is located within the northern part of Cornwall. The village of St Agnes is part of the world heritage site for the mining landscape of West Devon and Cornwall. The village is located about half way between St Ives and Newquay. The village of St Agnes is one of the twelve areas that make up the natural beauty spots within the area of Cornwall.
The village of St Agnes was originally founded around a farming and fishing community and the village remained centred around these from the Roman times right up until the early part of the twentieth century. Another main source of income for the village was mining for tin.
Over recent years St Agnes has become very popular as a tourist location mainly because it has excellent beaches, some very good walks, some good locations for painting and a wide range of historical venues.
The parish of St Agnes has a population of about seven thousand two hundred and fifty seven. The parish of St Agnes covers the village of St Agnes and also the nearby areas of Blackwater, Mount Hawke, Porthtowan and also Mithian. The actual village of St Agnes has a population of about two thousand two hundred.
The local census has shown that the majority of the population within St Agnes are Christian or actually of no religion. There are three churches within the village and these are Methodist, Anglican and also Catholic.