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treeve

Newlyn Sea Front Penzance 1875

1875 OS Map.Before New Road. This was the way along which, 20 years earlier before any Lariggan Bridge, the stone basin for the Fountain was brought, to be forded through the stream at Lariggan, not forgetting that at that time, the land was marshy.This is the best that I can do without the map tearing, I have 'repaired' some sections now in this scan.Western Green was literally a sand dune, on a clay bed.The darker edge is the High Water Mark, then there is the line of the old wall.Just below the 'W' of Western, is a slipway.Above the 'n' of Green is a Trigonometrical point, which shows on the 1936 OS Map, but in the foreshore.

Newlyn Sea Front  Penzance 1875
treeve, Jul 22, 2009
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    • Penzancemaid
      This is wonderful. Be sure to enlarge it, folks.
    • denanmor
      Great, Thanks muchly Treeve ::6: I live in field 2043 now. I notice a path that is now Art Gallery Terrace and Carne Road. I notice some interesting structures in the Art Gallery area/enclosed play area. I believe you once said there was a ropewalk there? Amazing to see how Alexandra Terrace stood alone- looks quite incongruous there. Notice a letter box sign, there is still a post box around here!
    • treeve
      The Ropewalk was where The Esplanade area of The Promenade is/was. The structures that are shown here must be connected with ship repair or net work, as a ropewalk was always marked on an OS map. After all the slipway had to be for a purpose. Glad you mention the post box, it slipped my mind to note it. I think it is in the same position today, within a few feet, no doubt placed there for Alexandra Terrace and Lariggan House; a different age.
    • Penzancemaid
      I was thinking yesterday, how amazing for Alexandra Terrace and Laregan House to have the sole use of a post box.
    • treeve
      That is something that I do mourn about that age - the idea that the customer actually meant something;
      now they could not care two hoots about their customers. Definitely something to owl about.
    • treeve
      @denanmor - thinking over that area and its structures - this would have been ideal for boatbuilders, unlike other parts of Newlyn, to build and launch a new boat. I know the triangle by the Tolcarne Inn was a Timber Yard. Mr Peake in later years built vessels here. I have no doubt that (when I get time) I could track down the earlier boatbuilders from the Registers, and no doubt most of them would have been in the Tolcarne area. It is possible that smaller ropes were twined here, on the rear long walled section, or perhaps spars were shaped there. Definitely not for boatbuilding itself. None of that existed in 1786.
    • treeve
      With the effects of the October storm of 1881, the pathway and roadway being destroyed (except for a small section at either end), it cannot have taken long to have purchased land and to have constructed a new road. The opportunity obviously arose to develop terraces very quickly, possibly as a result of clawing back some of the costs involved of the new road. Penzance Promenade took a beating in that same storm, but only a small section of the fill had sunk, the wall appears to have remained near intact for another decade.
    • denanmor
      Thanks for all the info, treeve. laugh#
      What does lodgia mean (or lodga as I ve also seen it written)? I have tried the internet with no success!
    • treeve
      Be very careful checking on old words on the net. Many have been badly transcribed, many have been coddled together; I will check my Old English and Archaic Dictionaries, as well as a few other references. It may be Cornish.
    • treeve
      Initial thoughts - Loggen is an area used for placing property and for meeting. The area was used for drawing up vessels, collecting and packing fish into baskets, drying nets after barking and so on ... I will check ...
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