Newlyn, a seaport village and an ecclesiastical parish, taken from Paul and Madron parishes, Cornwall. The village stands on Mounts Bay, under Paul Hill, 1 mile SW of Penzance station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penzance. Population of ecclesiastical parish, 3833. Newlyn was burnt by the Spaniards in 1595; consists chiefly of one street, nearly half a mile long, with several deflecting alleys; and carries on extensive fisheries, the mackerel fishery being the largest in England. It is the chief fishing station of Mounts Bay, and maintains a fleet of about 400 boats. There are two massive granite piers enclosing the harbour; the south pier was built in 1885, and is 700 feet long, with a lighthouse at its extremity; the north or Victoria pier was completed in 1894, and is 1845 feet long. The climate is so mild that artists-many of whom visit the village for the fine scenery in the neighbourhood-are able to paint out-of-doors throughout the year. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; value, £194 with residence. Patrons, the Crown and the Bishop alternately. The church was built in 1865, and is a granite building in the Early English style; it was enlarged in 1886. There is an ancient granite cross near the church. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Newlyn 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.