The village of Towednack is around 2 miles to the east and inland of St Ives. Bordered by the West Cornwall moors the village is very much on the edge of civilisation! It is probably best known for the parish church which is dedicated to St Trewnnocus. Set a little way from the village the church has a particularly squat tower. The story goes that when the church was being built, every night the Devil would visit and knock down the day’s work. Obviously the builders had enough of this so gave up and went home.