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Kynanace or Kinance Cove, Cornwall

Historical Description

Kynanace or Kinance Cove, a small bay on the SW coast of Cornwall, 1½ mile NNW of the Lizard. Its shores and beach are remarkably picturesque; comprise cliffs and wildly shaggy rocks, pierced with curious caverns; include much serpentine, veins of steatite, and many gorgeous pebbles; and belong to numerous proprietors, who make a profit by the manufacture of the serpentine into tables, columns, and ornaments. A natural pillar rises from the centre of the cove, and a pyramidal rock, called Asparagus Island, is insulated at high water, takes name from the natural growth on it of Asparagus affidnalis, and has two deep chasms, called the Devil's Throat and the Devil's Bellows, the latter of which violently projects a volume of water, with a loud rumbling noise, at certain states of the tide.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5