Falmouth in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
Welcome to Pendennis Point
Black Rock and St Anthony's Lighthouse
Black Rock, the isolated rock located in the entrance to Falmouth Harbour, roughly divides it into two distinct channels: the eastern deep-water channel and the western shallower channel. Since the times of King Henry VIII the rock has been called a variety of names: Caregroyne, Middle Rock, Falmouth Rock, Parson's Rock and Black Rock.
St Anthony's lighthouse, built in 1834, stands guard at the entrance to the harbour. Its red sector light shines over the Manacles Rocks to warn shipping to keep clear. The lighthouse was used for the 1980s' TV series, Fraggle Rock where the central characters were puppets called the Fraggles.
Tall ship Cuauhtemoc passes Pendennis Point at the start or the Funchal 500 race, 2008, watched by crowds on the headland, and on the water. Learn more about Falmouth at www.falmouth.co.uk
To the south, as far as the eye can see, are the infamous Manacles Rocks, a semi-circular group of rocks extending a mile offshore. In 1898, the liner, Mohegan struck the Manacles and sank with the loss of 107 lives. A mass grave in St Keverne churchyard holds many of the victims.
This promontory standing at the gateway to one of the world's most beautiful harbours has
“Falemuth is a haven very notable and famous, and in a manner the most principal of all Britain… which commonly is called Carrick Road because it is a sure harbour for the greatest ships that travel by ocean”
[John Leyland, English poet and antiquary 1503 – 1552]
Location. 50° 8.67′ N, 5° 2.634′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, England, in Cornwall County. Marker can be reached from Castle Drive 0.8 kilometers south of Cliff Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falmouth, England TR11 4WZ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watching the waterline (within shouting distance of this marker); Falmouth Docks (approx. one kilometer away); National Maritime Museum Cornwall (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Killigrew Pyramid (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Discovery Quay (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Russian Convoy Memorial (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); HMS Forte IV (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); The Port of Falmouth (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
Categories. • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.