Coordinates: 50°09′50″N 5°09′32″W / 50.164°N 5.159°W / 50.164; -5.159
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50°09′50″N 5°09′32″W / 50.164°N 5.159°W / 50.164; -5.159

The road approaching Longdowns

Longdowns is a village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated on the A394 road approximately three miles (4.8 km) west of Penryn .[1] Longdowns is in the civil parish of Stithians (where the population of the 2011 census is included.).[2]

Longdowns is in an area of granite quarries, some active some disused. The village has a petrol station, a convenience store. It still has a working blacksmith's shop.

John Spargo, the American socialist, was born in Longdowns.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ "Stithians Parish Council - Home". Archived from the original on 8 January 2013.