Mousehole, a village in St Paul parish, Cornwall, on Mounts Bay, 2½ miles S of Penzance. It was formerly called Forth Enys, was once a market-town, was burned in 1595 by the Spaniards, is now a large fishing village, and has a coastguard station and Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penzance. The parish council consists of nine members. St Clement's Island lies opposite the village, near the shore, and had formerly a chapel. A charming terrace road, with very fine-views, goes along the margin of the bay from Mousehole to Penzance. The famous Mousehole so much visited by tourists is close to the village. In 1871 a fine granite pier was erected, forming a good harbour for fishing craft.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mousehole from the following:
Online maps of Mousehole 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.