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Lamorna, Cornwall

Historical Description

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.

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR19
Post TownPenzance