Lamorna, a village in the Penzance peninsula of Cornwall, descending 3¼ miles south-south-eastward to the sea, at a point 4½ miles S by W of Penzance. Lamorna Cove, at its mouth, was formerly a very romantic spot, but has been greatly defaced by the quarrying of granite. A fantastically-shaped crag rises above the quarry, and caverns with raised beaches are in the western vicinity. An oblong recess, partly cave, partly artificial masonry, pierces the crown of an eminence a little way up the valley, bears the name of Foog Hole, and is said to have been the hiding-place of a party of Royalists from the troopers of Fairfax. Remains of an ancient entrenchment are within the valley.
Online maps of Lamorna 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.