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August 9, 2013

24 Color Photos of Cornwall, England More Than 100 Years Ago

Cornwall is a unitary authority and ceremonial county of England, within the United Kingdom. Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. The administrative centre, and only city in Cornwall, is Truro.

Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall. This area was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later (in the Iron Age) by Brythons with distinctive cultural relations to neighbouring Wales and Brittany. There is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found.

Here’s a collection of 24 color photos of Cornwall, England from ca. 1895:

(Photos via Library of Congress)

1 comment:

  1. Pictures 3 and 4 are Port Isaac where they filmed the Doc Martin tv series. You can see the school quite clearly. Thanks for posting these.




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