Place:Newlyn, Cornwall, England

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NameNewlyn
Alt namesLulynnsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates50.1°N 5.542°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Paul, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish in which part was located
Penzance, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish for the whole town since 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There are two Newlyns in Cornwall. The other is usually known as Newlyn East or St Newlyn East in Wikipedia.

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Newlyn (Cornish: Lulyn) is a town and fishing port in southwest Cornwall, England.[1]

Newlyn forms a conurbation with the neighbouring town of Penzance and is part of Penzance civil parish, and is the southernmost town on the British mainland (though not the most southerly settlement). The principal industry in Newlyn is fishing.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newlyn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWLYN, a sea-port village in Paul parish, and a chapelry partly also in Madron parish, Cornwall. The village stands on Mounts bay, under Paul hill, ¾ of a mile S W of Penzance [railway] station; was burnt by the Spaniards in 1595; consists chiefly of one street nearly ½ a mile long, with several deflecting alleys; carries on extensive fisheries, with about 300 boats; is notable for malodour of fish-refuse and cottage-dunghills; and has a post-office under Penzance, an inn, and a large brewery. A small harbour, with a pier, admits vessels of 100 tons; and a new harbour was projected in the latter part of 1865, to comprise two piers inclosing and protecting a water-area of about 80 acres, to have a depth of 15 feet at low-water spring tides at the pier-heads, and to be constructed at a cost of £50,000. The chapelry was constituted in 1848. Population in 1861: 3,086. Houses: 678. Population of the Paul portion: 2,904. Houses, 642. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £130. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans."

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