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Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1900

Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1900


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Filename: TRURI-MIcap-3.tiff

Size: 8661 x 6008 (54MB)

Date: 9th April 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: SW 350318

© From the collection of the RIC

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Cape Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1900

A general view of Cape Cornwall with two stacks and engine houses. Smoke rises from a chimney in the building adjacent to the engine house. A large dwelling house with garden centre ground, a barn and cottage stand along the road to the right of the picture, with boats pulled up on to the beach below the cottage. A small coaster passes Cape Cornwall out at sea

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TRURI : MIcap.3

Media ID 12083146

© From the collection of the RIC

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EDITORS COMMENTS
Capturing the timeless beauty of Cape Cornwall, this vintage print takes us back to the early 1900s. The rugged Cornish coastline stretches out before our eyes, adorned with two striking stacks and historic engine houses that once powered the region's thriving mining industry. Wisps of smoke rise gracefully from a nearby chimney, hinting at the bustling activity within. In this panoramic view, our gaze is drawn towards a charming large dwelling house surrounded by lush gardens in the foreground. A barn and quaint cottage stand alongside it, nestled along the road to the right of the picture. Down below, boats rest peacefully on the sandy beach near the cottage—a testament to Cornwall's rich maritime heritage. As we cast our eyes further out to sea, a small coaster ship gracefully glides past Cape Cornwall. Its presence reminds us of both trade and adventure that have long been intertwined with these shores. This snapshot not only showcases Cornwall's natural splendor but also offers a glimpse into its industrial past. It serves as a poignant reminder of how human endeavors have shaped this picturesque landscape over time. Preserved by Royal Cornwall Museum for generations to come, this print allows us to appreciate and reflect upon an era gone by—when Cornish mines thrived amidst breathtaking coastal scenery.

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