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User / Baz Richardson (away until 10 July) / Sets / Kingsand & Cawsand, Cornwall
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N 56 B 2.7K C 20 E Jul 9, 2019 F Jul 18, 2019
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Cawsand and its twin village of Kingsand are on the Rame Peninsula in the far south-east of Cornwall, where they overlook Plymouth Sound. Cawsand has a fascinating history and Cawsand Bay was the anchorage for the English fleet in the 16th century. In the mid-19th century a large fort was built here (just behind the camera) on the site of an earlier gun emplacement to help protect Devonport naval base from an anticipated attack by the French. This was one of several large forts built around Plymouth Sound as part of our defences. Cawsand Fort subsequently fell into disrepair and, like several of the others, has now been converted into residential apartments.

Tags:   Cornwall Cawsand coast Rame Peninsula Plymouth Sound English villages

N 29 B 1.6K C 6 E Apr 17, 2019 F Jun 8, 2019
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Where we have been (and are now) it seems to have been raining on and off almost continually for the past two weeks, so I thought it might be appropriate to see some blue skies from a trip we made to Cornwall earlier in the spring.

Kingsand and its adjacent former fishing village of Cawsand are on the Rame Peninsula in the far south-east of Cornwall, where they overlook Plymouth Sound. This is a relatively quiet though very attractive part of Cornwall, with the vast majority of visitors driving past to the holiday resorts further to the west. It is one of our favourite places.

Tags:   Cornwall Rame Peninsula Cornish coast Plymouth Sound Kingsand seafront beaches

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The neighbouring former fishing villages of Cawsand and Kingsand in the far south-east of Cornwall are on the Rame Peninsula, where they overlook Plymouth Sound. The old narrow road that connects the two is known as Garrett Street. This runs parallel to the coast and crosses a small headland. Many of the gaily painted houses along here are listed buildings, with most being two or three hundred years old.

Tags:   Cornwall Cawsand Garrett Street narrow streets Georgian houses buildings street scenes villages

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Kingsand and its twin village of Cawsand, just out of shot to the left, are former fishing villages on the Rame Peninsula in the far south-east of Cornwall where they overlook Plymouth Sound. Until the middle of the 19th century the boundary between Devon and Cornwall lay between the two villages. It is marked by a plaque on the wall of a cottage.

The most famous landmark at Kingsand is the clock tower, built in 1909 as part of the adjacent Maker with Rame Institute to celebrate the coronation of King George V. The foundations of the clock tower were nearly washed away in a violent storm several years ago, but fortunately it was saved after substantial rebuilding of the sea defences.

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The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are on the Rame Peninsula in the far south-east of Cornwall, where they overlook Plymouth Sound. The old road that connects them is Garrett street, which goes over the promontory that separates the two beaches. The houses along here mainly date from the 1700s and early 1800s and a number are listed buildings. The Cabin, pictured, is Grade II-listed and dates from 1794.

Now that the stormy weather appears to have passed we are heading back to our holiday home in Cornwall, and this will be my last posting for 10 days or so. Many thanks for all your visits and comments, which are very much appreciated.

Tags:   Cornwall Cawsand Garrett Street narrow streets Georgian buildings street scenes


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