Situated on a crossroads between Hayle and Camborne, Leedstown is not a particularly noteworthy village on the tourist trail but it is close to Godolphin House, a beautiful, mainly Tudor, house set in National Trust owned parkland. The house, which also has Elizabethan and Stuart elements, has recently been lovingly restored and is open to the public.
The name of the village stems from the Duke of Leeds (also the name of the local pub) who inherited the Godolphin Estate and its mineral rights. His family name, Townsend, is the name of a neighbouring village. Leedstown’s mission church is dedicated to St James and some lovely walks can be had in the surrounding countryside