Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Cornwall and the Coast: mousehole and Newlyn' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-489-8) for the England's Past for Everyone series
Using volunteers the probate records of Paul Parish, held in the Cornwall Record Office, were studied and extracts transcribed to help build the pi
We were delighted when Penlee House Gallery & Museum agreed that as a finale to Joanna Mattingly's "Penwith" project we could include some of h
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.
This was one of the smaller settlements that made up Newlyn.