Charlestown


The port of Charlestown, which is close to becoming a suburb of St. Austell, was the brainchild of Charles Rashleigh of Menabilly, and bears his name. Literally dug out of the beach in the 1790s with its lock and granite-lined entrance it was intended for the shipment of copper and tin. Today it handles china clay and caters for film crews. Scenes for such television serials as The Onedin Line and Poldark were filmed here. An inn or two, terraces of granite Georgian houses, stores and fish cellars provide the setting, and the Charlestown Shipwreck and Historic Centre fills in the historic background.
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Insight Compact Guides Cornwall

29 March 2003


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