Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole

<h3>Extract from About Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole<h3/>

” A huge spur of granite extends from the northern hills right down into Mounts Bay, where it causes an undersea hazard all the way to the beacon known as the Gear Pole. This forms a small bay within a bay.

Beneath its protection there was deep water for shipping and little exposure to gales. People too found shelter in its shadow. They built the first of a succession of harbours, and put up a place of worship close to the headland where the granite spur dives under the waves – the Battery Rocks, now mostly obscured by an open-air swimming pool. They called it the ‘Holy Headland’ – or in Cornish ‘Pen Sans’. “

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