Cawsand, a village on the coast of Cornwall, on a small bay of its own name, on the west side of Plymouth sound, opposite the Breakwater, 4 miles SW of Plymouth. The bay has an anchorage for the largest ships, is well sheltered, and was used as ths chief anchorage of the sound prior to the construction of the breakwater. A wide military road has been constructed from Cawsand along the cliffs to Tregantle Fort. At one time it was a noted place for smuggling. It has a post and money order office under Plymouth; telegraph office, Millbrook.
Online maps of Cawsand are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.