Nineteenth century Mousehole
By the 19th century Mousehole was just one distinct settlement. Its population growth was small, from 1461 in 1841 to 1655 in 1901. It had been overtaken economically and through population growth by Newlyn. However, as its Victorian landscape shows, Mousehole was still a focus of intense building activity in the late 19th century.The main area of expansion were Raginnis Hill, Paul Hill and the coastal road towards Newlyn.
Mousehole's harbour as it appears today was created in 1868-71 at a cost of £5400. The harbour area was now double its 1838 size and the gap between the two quays could be closed by wooden baulks in stormy weather.