Historically copper and tin were mined in and around the parish, whilst more recently china clay has been the principal commodity mined. The port of Par Harbour, which is in the parish, was built to make transporting these minerals easier. The Cornwall Minerals Railway, which had a depot and station in the town, was also used to move them.
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- "Parish or Town Council". Cornwall County Council. http://cwic.cornwall.gov.uk/cwic-sql/pc_det.asp?3351. Retrieved May 25, 2007.
- Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map 107 - Fowey, Looe & Lostwithiel. ISBN 9780319237083.