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Higher Town is the easternmost and largest settlement on the island of St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly, England. It is situated just inland, though the more modern of the island's two quays is located just south of the settlement[1] and is named Higher Town Quay.

Higher Town
Higher Town St Martins Scilly 2015.jpg
View from the north (inland) with the parish church to the right
Higher Town is located in Isles of Scilly
Higher Town
Higher Town
Location within Isles of Scilly
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTR25
Dialling code01720
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireIsles of Scilly
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
49°57′37″N 6°16′57″W / 49.9603°N 6.2826°W / 49.9603; -6.2826Coordinates: 49°57′37″N 6°16′57″W / 49.9603°N 6.2826°W / 49.9603; -6.2826

A bakery, St Martin's Bakery,[2] is located at Higher Town. The island's main shop and only post office is also located in the settlement,[3] as is the Polreath Tea Rooms.

The settlement has two churches (and they are the only churches on the island) - the Church of England parish church of St Martin's, and also a Methodist chapel (one of two in the Isles of Scilly) which dates from about 1845.[4] The island's fire and coastguard station is situated by the CofE parish church.

The highest elevation of the town (though not the island as a whole) is near the post office, at 32 metres (105 ft) above sea level.[1]

St AgnesEdit

There is also a small settlement called Higher Town on the island of St Agnes. The island's pub (the Turk's Head) is situated between Higher Town and the island's quay at Porth Conger.


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  2. ^ Hargreaves, Andy (20 July 2012). "St Martin's Bakery Opens Under New Owner". Scilly Today. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
  3. ^ St Martin's Stores
  4. ^ Scilly Methodists St Martin's