Fears for the future of idyllic Cornish cove that inspired artists

Lamorna has an extraordinary heritage, but locals fear it may be squandered after the site was put up for sale

It is one of the most stunning beauty spots in Cornwall and one of the places that first attracted artists to the far south-west of England. More than 100 painters, sculptors, etchers and potters, as well as writers and poets, are thought to have lived or worked near Lamorna Cove in the first 30 years of the 20th century.

But the cove’s future now hangs in the balance after it was put on the market. Local people are anxious about who may buy it, insisting that only a public body would be able to protect the cove and could afford to maintain it.

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