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N 47 B 1.8K C 10 E Aug 22, 2020 F Mar 1, 2021
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Charlestown, which is near St Austell, grew out of a small fishing village called West Polmear (also West Porthmear). It was developed in the Georgian era (specifically from 1790 when work on building the outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected). The new town was named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. The works were to the plans of England's first recognised civil engineer, John Smeaton. It was originally built to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines but its main function became the export of china clay from the region's quarries. The inner harbour (pictured) is normally home to several tall ships and other sailing vessels.


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N 33 B 1.6K C 14 E Aug 22, 2020 F Dec 23, 2020
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Charlestown on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell dates from the Georgian era, specifically from 1790 when work on building the outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected. The new town was named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. The works were to the plans of England's first recognised civil engineer, John Smeaton. The inner harbour is home to several tall ships and has been featured in the Poldark TV series.

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N 42 B 1.8K C 12 E Aug 22, 2020 F Dec 23, 2020
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Charlestown, which is near St Austell, grew out of a small fishing village called West Polmear (also West Porthmear). It was developed in the Georgian era (specifically from 1790 when work on building the outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected). The new town was named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. The works were to the plans of England's first recognised civil engineer, John Smeaton. It was originally built to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines but its main function became the export of china clay from the region's quarries. The inner harbour (pictured) is normally home to several tall ships and other sailing vessels.


Tags:   Cornwall Charlestown Cornish harbours tall ships Georgian harbours

N 48 B 2.4K C 9 E Aug 22, 2020 F Dec 3, 2020
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Charlestown, which is near St Austell, grew out of a small fishing village called West Polmear (also West Porthmear). This is part of the outer harbour. Prior to the building of the harbour trading vessels landed and loaded on the beach. It was developed in the Georgian era (specifically from 1790 when work on building the outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected) as a new town, and named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. The works were to the plans of England's first recognised civil engineer, John Smeaton. It was built to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines but its main function became the export of china clay from the region's quarries. The inner harbour (out of shot to the left) is normally home to several tall ships.

The outer harbour has become very popular with youngsters who like to jump into the harbour from the quayside. They all seem to wear wetsuits.


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N 57 B 2.9K C 14 E Aug 22, 2020 F Sep 3, 2020
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I could have done with my ultra wide angle lens here, but I was travelling light and didn't have my camera bag with me. This is Charlestown on the south coast of Cornwall, just outside St Austell.

It grew out of a small fishing village called West Polmear (also West Porthmear). Prior to the building of the harbour, vessels landed goods and loaded on the beach. The harbour with its associated buildings was developed in the Georgian era (specifically from 1790 when work on building the outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected). The new town was named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. The works were to the plans of England's first recognised civil engineer, John Smeaton, who designed the Eddystone lighthouse that now sits on the Hoe at Plymouth, and is known as Smeaton's Tower.

Charlestown harbour was initially built to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines but its main function subsequently became the export of china clay from the region's quarries. The inner harbour is now home to several tall ships though one or two other vessels seem to have made the port their home as well.

The tall ship below us is the Phoenix, which was built in 1929 in Denmark originally as an Evangelical Mission Schooner.

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