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Using volunteers the probate records of Paul Parish, held in the Cornwall Record Office, were studied and extracts transcribed to help build the pi

The period 1800-1914 created the settlement of Newlyn as we see it today.

By the 19th century Mousehole was just one distinct settlement. Its population growth was small, from 1461 in 1841 to 1655 in 1901.

In the area later occupied by Paul and its neighbouring parishes, prehistoric settlement was concentrated in the upland areas away from the coast.

Trade and fishing were affected by Turkish raids on west Cornwall, which began in 1625.

Newlyn town had a quay since medieval times, but it appears to have collapsed.

The Fradgan area, originally the Ox way, expanded in the 18th century.

Tolcarne is one of the smaller settlements that made up 18th century Newlyn.

A demand for roadstone at the end of the 19th century led to the opening of quarries at Penlee and elsewhere in Paul parish.

This cottage dates from the late 18th century. It is a grand brick faced house with granite plinth, string course and quoins.