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Trevellas Cove

Looking east from the Blue Hills towards Bawden Rocks. This cove is also known as St Agnes cove and we see here the cliffs to the sea that were once part of the old harbour. Only some old steps and ramps along with a few tunnels give any clues that once many winches helped manhandle heavy ore from the top cliffs quarries and tunnels down to the ships.

From the harbour at Trevaunance Cove ships took copper ore to be smelted in Swansea, returning with coal. St Agnes remained a busy port until the collapse of the harbour wall in a storm in 1915.

Since the 17th century there had been many attempts to create a harbour for St Agnes. Three attempts were made in total, the first being washed away in 1705.The second harbour built in 1710 was wrecked in 1730 by the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves. A third harbour was constructed in 1798 and also supported a pilchard and mackeral fishing industry, reaching its peak in 1830 before its final demise in 1915-17.

The rock Islands (there are two rocks) are called Bawden Rocks.

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18 comments

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Beautiful coastal scene.
Thank you for the note.
10 days ago

cp_u said:

Blue, blue, blue! Wonderful
10 days ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

a beautiful image.
10 days ago ( translate )

TOZ said:

Another super Image Herb love to live there nice coast to explore.
Best TOZ
10 days ago

Herb Riddle replied to TOZ:

A lot going for his coastline Toz. Was great to walk around in despite the near hurricane winds on this day.

Regards, Herb
10 days ago

sea-herdorf said:

Eine interessante Geschichte zu den beiden trutzigen Felsen und der Gewalt der Natur, Herb.
Freundlcihe Grüße und einen gute Tag
Erich
10 days ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

A great image of this rugged coast, Herb. Interesting looking old buildings there too.
10 days ago

Gabi Lombardo said:

a beautiful rock coast!! thanks for the interesting informations about!
10 days ago

Herb Riddle replied to Gabi Lombardo:

My pleasure to provide the coast and info here Gabi.
10 days ago

Ulrich John said:

Another beautiful view, Herb !
10 days ago ( translate )

J.Garcia said:

Stunning terraces overlooking the sea..
A compositon also with a wonderful light, Herb
Very interesting information too
10 days ago

Herb Riddle replied to J.Garcia:

Glad you liked it Judite.

Take care. Herb
10 days ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Wow, doesn't that look gorgeous. I would love to be in one of the cottages by the sea!
Thanks also for the information. Always good to have. Regards, Rosa.
10 days ago

Herb Riddle replied to Rosalyn Hilborne:

Yes, there are some wonderful little cove locations down here. Yes, to live with such ever-changing views must be wonderful but a bit damp at times, as well as windy.

Cheers, Herb
10 days ago

Keith Burton said:

An awesome view Herb.................beautifully composed. I love the colour of the sea and the hazy sunshine.

The houses up on the cliffs look lovely in this weather, but I'm guessing that in the middle of a rough winter they might not be so good to live in, or even get to.....but who knows, the Cornish are hardy folk!
10 days ago