Zennor from trewey hill cornwall.jpg
Zennor from Trewey Hill
Zennor is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
Population196 (civil parish, 2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Zennor
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST IVES
Postcode districtTR26
Dialling code01736
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°11′31″N 5°34′05″W / 50°11′31″N 5°34′05″W / 50.192; -5.568

Zennor ər/ is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The parish includes the villages of Zennor, Boswednack and Porthmeor and the hamlet of Treen. Zennor lies on the north coast, about 6 miles (10 km) north of Penzance,[1] along the B3306 road which connects St Ives to the A30 road. Alphabetically, the parish is the last in Britain. Its name comes from the Cornish name for the local saint, Saint Senara.[2]

Zennor Head is a coastal promontory north of the village. The cliffs rise over 60 metres (200 ft) from the sea and the highest point of the headland is 96 metres (314 ft) above sea level.[1] The village itself is at an elevation of around 110 metres (360 ft).

Zennor lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with similar status and protection as a National Park.

About a mile east of the village is the Zennor Quoit megalithic site.[3]

Helen Dunmore's 1993 novel Zennor in Darkness is set in and around the village in 1917 when D. H. Lawrence lived nearby. Zennor is also mentioned in the Ulysses Moore series of books, written by Pierdomenico Baccalario; in fact near Zennor and Saint Ives there would be the mysterious hamlet of Kilmore Cove, the place where the series is mainly set.

Local government

For the purposes of local government Zennor elects a parish council of seven members every three years.[4] Higher functions are exercised by Cornwall Council. Until March 2009 the parish was included in the former Penwith Council District.

Other Languages
العربية: زنر (كورنوال)
Cymraeg: Zennor
Deutsch: Zennor
euskara: Zennor
فارسی: زنور
français: Zennor
italiano: Zennor
Nederlands: Zennor
polski: Zennor
Scots: Zennor
svenska: Zennor (ort)