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Falmouth, England Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
Discovery Quay Marker
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Discovery Quay
Near Avenue Road at Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north.
Welcome to the Discovery Quay From the quayside and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC), there are fine vistas of the harbour with Falmouth's historic fabric of tiered harbourside properties dominating the waterfront. The Port . . . — Map (db m124016) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Falmouth Docks
On Pendennis Rise 0.2 kilometers south of Castle Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Welcome to Falmouth Docks The port of Falmouth’s greatest asset is its deep and sheltered harbour. Amny mariners throughout the centuries have long regarded Falmouth as the “First and Last Port” for ships crossing the Atlantic . . . — Map (db m124042) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — HMS Forte IV
Near Avenue Road at Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north.
Coastal Forces of World War II HMS Forte IV This plaque commemorates the men and women of Allied Coastal Forces who served with the Royal Navy at HMS Forte IV at Falmouth between 1941 and 1946. At HMS Forte IV Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gunboats . . . — Map (db m124014) WM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Killigrew Pyramid
On Avenue Road at Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north on Avenue Road.
The granite pyramid was erected in 1737 by Martin Lister Killigrew the owner of Arwenack. He never stated specifically the purpose of it, but many have assumed it to be a memorial to the Killigrew family. The Killigrew Family The Killigrew s . . . — Map (db m124012) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Near Avenue Road at Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north.
This stone commemorates the start of work on the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh twenty-seventh of July nineteen ninety-nine — Map (db m124017) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Pendennis Point
Near Castle Drive 0.8 kilometers south of Cliff Road, on the left when traveling south.
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 . . . — Map (db m124043) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Russian Convoy Memorial
Near Avenue Road just from Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north.
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United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — The Port of Falmouth
Near Avenue Road at Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north.
Early in the 17th century, according to local legend, Sir Walter Raleigh pointed out to Sir John Killigrew of Arwenack that Falmouth was the ideal site for a port to handle sailing ships. In 1611 John Speed wrote “Falmouth is so copious, . . . — Map (db m124018) HM
United Kingdom, England (Cornwall County), Falmouth — Watching the waterline
On Castle Drive 0.8 kilometers south of Cliff Road, on the right when traveling south.
There have been defences on this point since 1539, when Henry Ill built a blockhouse known as 'Little Dennis' to protect the estuary from enemy warships. The blockhouse was equipped with heavy guns. You can see three gun openings at ground level . . . — Map (db m124044) HM

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