Madron Today

Madron Parish today has a population of approximately 1,569 at the last census, with 1,195 being registered as electors, and with 689 dwellings listed with Cornwall Council’s records.

Madron is the only substantial settlement large enough in the parish to be called a village, containing the parish church, one of the two parish schools, and the King William IV public house.

Today sadly there is no village shop in Madron, or anywhere else in the parish, partly due to the village’s proximity to Penzance itself.

The remainder of the parish is rural with farm settlements and small hamlets such as Newmill and Bussulow.

The parish is rich in ancient monuments (see parish history) and listed sites or buildings, and much of it has protected status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and an Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV).

A full list of these assets in the parish can be found in the Environmental Baseline document in the Neighbourhood Development Plan Document set.

The parish plays an important role in the local community, maintaining traditions such as the Trafalgar Day commemoration, joining in with neighbouring parishes such as St Just in their celebrations, supporting the Old Cornwall Society, and in caring for the greatly valued local landscape.