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Hanoverian (1714-1837)


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.

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.

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.

An 18th century manor house.

The greatest period of smuggling coincided with wars from 1689 to 1815. Starting as a response to a salt tax in the 1680s, by the 1690s many other