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Committed to the preservation and enhancement of the beautiful and historic Cornish town of Falmouth.

The Falmouth Civic Society was formed in 1972 and since that time the Society has played its part in bringing influence to bear on the planning process to secure the preservation of the maritime and architectural history of the town whilst at the same time supporting renewal where appropriate by sympathetic and complementary development.



The latest blue plaque which is in honour of Robert Were Fox 1789-1877 at Rosehill House, now part of Falmouth University. He was a Victorian Quaker philanthropist, inventor and natural philosopher

blue plaque


Our latest newsletter

Minutes of Committee Meetings

the Fitzroy Barometer restoration is almost complete!

Dates for Your Diary.

Thursday 30th June at 4pm Visit to Morrab Library with a talk and tour and a chance to see the gardens.
Tea and biscuits will be provided and it is suggested we make donations for that. There will also be a chance to browse and purchase secondhand
Lifts will be offered
Wednesday 27th July 1.30pm Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre, St Dennis Talk and tour. Lifts will be offered
Monday 12th September at 6pm A talk by a Volunteer Speaker and Cornwall Wildlife Trustee, Charlie David King Charles Church Hall
25 October Geology field trip to the Lizard with Jon Gutmanis Lifts will be offered
Thursday 10th November 2-4pm Visit to Kresen Kernow  
December 5th Christmas Lunch Falmouth Hotel



Re-visit to Kresen Kernow. Our visit last year was very successful and interesting. We were shown round, and saw behind the scenes, and old maps of Falmouth, including one from 1690.

Visit to the United Downs Geothermal Project. You may remember that we had planned a visit before the pandemic began and we are hoping to revive this trip once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, there is plenty to read about the progress of the project on social media and their website.

Visit to the Lizard, led by Jon Gutmanis, who has offered to arrange a day out to look at the rocks and tell the story 'in the flesh'.

Further talks

Talk by Mike Jenks on Falmouth’s two Georgian mansions built between 1787-1789, and/or on making our towns and cities more sustainable, and what Falmouth can do about it

Talk by Jon Gutmanis on why Cornwall was so richly endowed with minerals and able to support a world-leading mining industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. Plus a look at today’s legacy in geothermal heat and power projects, and exploration for lithium.

Recording of talks on NEWS page also the latest newsletter.

Our response to Supporting Housing Delivery & Public Service Infrastructure Consultation

Latest Planning Applications

Minutes of 2021 AGM

Our walking trail of Falmouth.

Click here to download or print.

Click here for links to more detailed information on sites.

We have also produced a German version for our many German visitors.


Falmouth's Neighbourhood Plan

Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum result: 3,471 ‘yes’votes (93.6%) 228 ‘no’ votes (6.1%), 6 votes rejected. Turnout 21.08%. The Plan is now is part of the development plan and carries full weight in Planning decisions.

List of Falmouth's Opeways

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