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Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey Cornwall. 1904
Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey Cornwall. 1904
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Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1912
Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1912
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St Mawes Castle, Cornwall. Early 1900s
St Mawes Castle, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Blockhouse, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1910
Blockhouse, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1910
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Estuary mouth, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1920
Estuary mouth, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. Around 1920
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St Mawes Castle, Cornwall. Around 1900
St Mawes Castle, Cornwall. Around 1900
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Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey Cornwall. 1904 Featured Print

Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey Cornwall. 1904

This view of Polruan was taken from the window of Fowey Hotel and shows the village on the hillside with the Fowey Estuary in the foreground. A small sailing boat is amongst the vessels on the river. The ruin of St Saviour's church, which dates to the 8th century, can be seen on the hill above Polruan. Clearly visible is the blockhouse fortification, built in the 14th century, that guards the entrance to the River Fowey. The blockhouse is one of a pair, it's partner being situated on the Fowey side of the river. A defensive chain was strung between the two blockhouses to prevent enemy ships entering the harbour, with the chain being lowered for friendly vessels. This was primarily used during the wars with the Dutch. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

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