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Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.

The Bosons were one of Newlyn's leading gentry families.

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

An 18th century manor house.

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

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

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

Topographical views of Mount's Bay.

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

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