Mousehole  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mousehole like this:

MOUSEHOLE, a village in St. Paul parish, Cornwall; on Mounts bay, 2¼ miles S of Penzance. It was formerly called Porth-Enys; was once a market-town; was burned in 1595 by the Spaniards; is now a seat of the pilchard fishery; and has a post-office under Penzance, a coast-guard station, and a Wesleyan chapel. St. Clement's Island lies opposite the village near the shore; and had formerly a chapel. A charming terrace-road, with very fine views, goes along the margin of the bay from Mouse-hole to Penzance.

Mousehole through time

Mousehole is now part of Penwith district. Click here for graphs and data of how Penwith has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mousehole itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mousehole, in Penwith and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th October 2022

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