Long Rock

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Long Rock
Cornish: Carrek Hyr
Long Rock is located in Cornwall
Long Rock
Long Rock
 Long Rock shown within Cornwall
Population 500 (unofficial)
OS grid reference SW497315
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENZANCE
Postcode district TR20
Dialling code 01736
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament St Ives
List of places

Coordinates: 50°07′44″N 5°30′02″W / 50.12891°N 5.50067°W / 50.12891; -5.50067

Long Rock seen from a helicopter

Long Rock (Cornish: Carrek Hyr) is a village in southwest Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately one mile (1.6 km) east of Penzance and 1 12 miles (2.4 km) west of Marazion[1] in the civil parish of Ludgvan.

A dual carriageway bypass carries the A30 road north of the village and the land beside the road has been extensively developed with light industry and a retail park. Penzance Heliport used to be situated between Long Rock and Penzance and provided scheduled helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly but it was recently demolished and now there is a Sainsburys supermarket on the site.


The nearest primary schools are located in Gulval and Ludgvan, with the nearest secondary school, Humphry Davy School, in Penzance. Village facilities include a shop, post office, 2 pubs (1 of them offering B & B), a care home, an equestrian and agricultural supplier, a hall which can be hired, 2 motorbike training places, a car rental business and several car sales businesses. The industrial estate contains a glass merchant, a computer repairer, a vet and a solar energy firm.

Long Rock Playing Field Association recently received a grant to install new play equipment. Penwith District Council built a new 'amenity area' in a field close to the A30.

Marazion Marsh, an RSPB nature reserve leased from Lord St Levan, is situated half-a-mile east of the village[2]

Long Rock is on the shore of Mount's Bay at the centre of the three-mile beach which stretches from Penzance to Marazion. The beach is backed by a seawall along which runs the main line railway.


Long Rock is the site of a locomotive shed. Formerly catering to steam locomotives, it is the most south-westerly depot on the former Great Western Railway's system. Now known as Penzance TMD, it is a refuelling and servicing depot for diesel locomotives and HST sets.[3]

Long Rock has regular bus services into Penzance and is on The Cornish Way network of cycle paths.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ [1] RSPB website; retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ * Great Western Railway in West Cornwall, Alan Bennett, Run Past Publications, ISBN 1-870754-12-3

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