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Crantock Village Stocks

Crantock village stocks still exist and can be seen in the village.  Years ago every village had the stocks, for villains to be locked into and publicly viewed/humiliated by their disapproving neighbours and family. Continue reading

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A Place Called Filorey Between Newquay and Mawgan

This post is to help those readers of an old book that refers to Filorey between Newquay and Mawgan. If you’re looking to find where this is, then I’ve found the answer for you. The book in question is John Murray’s 1852 book entitled A Handbook for Travellers in Devon and Cornwall.  The line says: “beneath a range of romantic cliffs, which are particularly fine at a place called Filorey between Newquay and Mawgan” and the question one asks is “where is Filorey?” Continue reading

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St Mawgan Churchyard Boat

If you visit the churchyard at St Mawgan you’ll see an unusual wooden boat cut out as a gravestone for some mariners’ graves.
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