Thursday, 25 August 2011

West Coast of Cornwall

We started the day in Truro and the magnificent Newbridge Lane roundabout on the A390 which seems to confuse everyone.

Down to Hayle and a derelict mill building(viewed from the car park of Liddels on Carwen Rise). This is Loggan's Mill, an early nineteenth century steam powered corn mill which was extended in 1852 and 1894. It was part of a larger industrial complex that was demolished in the 1980's. The mill building was Grade II listed in January 1988. Scaffolding went up in March 2006 to protect the structure.

Trading in Hayle for over 100 Years, 'Bigglestons' is a traditional family run Ironmongery, Kitchenware, Paraffin, garden supplies and d-i-y goods (

Situated on Penpol Terrace, the shop was Grade II listed in 1988. The detached shop premises is dated to 1894. English Heritage describe it as 'Single storey. West front: unaltered double shopfront with central doorway set back within open splayed porch formed between the shop windows. Original 5-light shop windows, 2 panes high, and original doors. Over each half is a moulded pediment. Semi circular shop sign between pediments'

It is better known to us as Uncle Basil and Auntie Mary's Shop.

Hayle 'The town that changed the world'...'Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution'...I think one or two other places might disput that!

A sad reminder of 9/11 with the 10th anniversary only a few days away.

Follow the link He was soneone very special.

Originally a non-conformist Weslyan chapel, built in 1845, this building was converted to a shopping arcade in the 1970's and is still known locally as "Pratt's Market" after its founder.

The view towards Hayle from the headlands at Godrevy Head.

There is a resident colony of about 30 grey seals that can be seen from the cliffs at Godrevy just above the NT car park.

There are also lots of seagulls

Some interesting geology...

and rock formations.

In the distance is Godrevy Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built in 1858–1859 to protect shipping from the Stones reef. It is a white octagonal tower, 86 feet (26 m) high and made of rubble-stone and mortar

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