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This is the former mansion of one of Newlyn's wealthiest families.

By the 18th century, there was a quay or wharf at Street an Nowan, a fishing community which had sprang up since the early 17th century.

Penzance and Newlyn were rival ports in Mount's Bay - through out history they were competing for economic dominance of the bay.

There are a variety of crosses from Paul parish. Paul is situated just to the south of Newlyn.

Topographical views of Mount's Bay.

Newlyn and Mousehole were renowned as centres of the Cornish fishing trade. Fishing was the major employer here in the 17th and 18th centuries.

From the late 18th century there was both a language movement and a revival.

Cornish is a distinct Brittonic language - close to Welsh and Breton.

An 18th century manor house.

The Old Manor House in Trewarveneth Street is the best example of a merchant's house of the early 17th century.