Sunday, 30 December 2018

CHARLESTOWN: BUILT TO EXPORT COPPER ORE

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall with tall ships

This morning we had a walk around the harbour and port at Charlestown. Several tall ships were in dock including one famed for being used in the Poldark television series.

I like Charlestown as it is largely untouched since Georgian times. The harbour and port were constructed between 1791 and 1801 by  Charles Rashleigh - though he no doubt had a quite a bit of help in doing so!

The port was primarily built for the transport of copper from local mines. It is said that 40,000 tons of copper ore were exported between 1810 and 1813.

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall and Poldark tall ships

Today the Charlestown village and harbour are very popular with tourists, especially since the Poldark connection.

There is a further photo of a tall ship on Tall Ship At Charlestown

4 comments:

  1. Followed your posts on G+, now accessing your blogspot, pleased to say working fine on android phone and my Chrome book
    Lovely clear pictures and and comprehensive notes,always an interesting read.Hope you persivere
    with the blog.
    Happy new year to you and yours.

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    1. Hello Brian, thank you for the info on the android phone and Chrome book. Good to know that the photos look okay on them. People view in so many ways nowadays.
      Have a Happy New Year too - it's going to be a good year!!

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  2. No wonder this is such a desired tourist destination and what a privilege to live nearby such a special place. It is certainly a picturesque and interesting harbor giving us such a good idea about what it was like so long ago! I also like your new banner photo. It represents are area well, judging from your G+ posts. Very enjoyable to see these places on your blog now!

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    1. We seem to often be in Charlestown recently - it's only about two miles from where we live. So, if in doubt where to go on a drizzly morning, we take the car to the village and then walk around the harbour and sometimes onto the stony beach.

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