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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

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.

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.