St Mawes in Cornwall

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© flickr.com - Tim Green/cc-by-2.0

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St Mawes (Cornish: Lannvowsedh) is a village on the end of the Roseland Peninsula, in the eastern side of Falmouth harbour, on the south coast of Cornwall, England. The village, formerly two separate hamlets, lies on the east bank of the Carrick Roads, a large waterway created after the Ice Age from an ancient valley which flooded as the melt waters caused the sea level to rise. The immense natural harbour thus created is claimed to be the third largest in the world. St Mawes was once a busy fishing port, but the trade declined during the 20th century and the village now serves as a popular tourist location, with many properties functioning as holiday accommodation. The village is in the civil parish of St Just in Roseland and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

St Mawes Castle is a well-preserved coastal fortress from the time of Henry VIII, built to counter the invasion threat from the Continent. Charles Henderson, writing in 1925, says of St Mawes, “an ancient fishing town which in late years has assumed the different and more sophisticated character of a watering place”. The seal of St Mawes was Az. a bend lozengy Or between a tower in the sinister chief Arg. and a ship with three masts the sail furled in the dexter base of the second, with the legend “Commune Sigillum Burgi de St. Mawes al Mauditt.

© Stmawesinfo/cc-by-3.0 © AtticTapestry/cc-by-sa-4.0 © geograph.org.uk - David Weston/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - Tim Green/cc-by-2.0 © flickr.com - Tim Green/cc-by-2.0 St Mawes Castle (foreground) and Pendennis Castle (background) © Eva K./cc-by-sa-2.5
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St Mawes Castle (foreground) and Pendennis Castle (background) © Eva K./cc-by-sa-2.5
The 1964 Agatha Christie film Murder Ahoy was filmed here, as was the 1964 film Crooks in Cloisters.

A year-round ferry provides a service to Falmouth, which is less than a mile away by boat, but due to its proximity to the Fal estuary it is some 30 miles (48 km) away by road. The Place Ferry links the South West Coast Path and operates from Good Friday to the end of October.

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