Wheal Leisure and Poldark

Wheal Leisure and Poldark
Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

By: Karin Easton, Hon Sec
Added: 02 May 2015

Wheal Leisure mine, the name used by Winston Graham in his Poldark series, occupied the centre of Perranporth. The main dumps of the mine lie under the Wheal Leisure car park. The copper mine was working in the 16th centure and finally shut in the 19th century.

Winston Graham lived in Perranporth for 34 years. It was here he wrote some of his early Poldark novels. Perranzabuloe Museum sells (£1) a self-guided walk taking in the places around Perranporth where Winston Graham lived, wrote and played.