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Charlestown Harbour

 

Charlestown Harbour, on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell, was built at the end of the 18th century for the shipping of China Clay from Cornwall's clay mines. Named after local land owner Charles Rashleigh, it has remained relatively unchanged from its early days.

 

The harbour is now the home of the Square Sail Shipyard, the company provides film and television with period ships, three of which are shown here. They are the Kaskelot, Earl of Pembroke and the Phoenix.

 

Many films and television programmes have been filmed in and around the  hrabour including a recent episode of Doctor Who, Hornblower, Alice in Wonderland and The Three Musketeers.

 

The cream coloured building in the middle distance is the Pier House Hotel and I can recommend staying there in  comfortable rooms and good food.

 

 

Charlestown Harbour

 

Charlestown Harbour, on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell, was built at the end of the 18th century for the shipping of China Clay from Cornwall's clay mines. Named after local land owner Charles Rashleigh, it has remained relatively unchanged from its early days.

 

The harbour is now the home of the Square Sail Shipyard, the company provides film and television with period ships, three of which are shown here. They are the Kaskelot, Earl of Pembroke and the Phoenix.

 

Many films and television programmes have been filmed in and around the  hrabour including a recent episode of Doctor Who, Hornblower, Alice in Wonderland and The Three Musketeers.

 

The cream coloured building in the middle distance is the Pier House Hotel and I can recommend staying there in  comfortable rooms and good food.

 

 

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2011, 05:44
This looks so...English, Les. smile What a beauty of a harbor, not like the modern ones we see nowadays with all the luxury yachts.
Les Auld: Exactly the description Ginnie - So English - and so full of atmosphere. I did enjoy eating breakfast whilst looking out over the harbour at the ships therein. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2011, 07:37
What a lovely scene Les: almost too good to be true
Les Auld: Especially as it was pouring with rain at the time Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:37
Simply wonderful photo of a great looking place
Les Auld: Full of atmosphere Vintage, thanks for the comment.
I guess this is how it would have looked many years ago, apart from the modern blue storage thing'ys on the right.
Les Auld: And the white van I suppose Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2011, 12:25
Gorgeous scene and I thought Hornblower was brilliant smile
Les Auld: I never really warmed to Hornblower Linda, but the ships looked great in it. Thanks for the comment.
A great picture. Wonderful scene and color.
Les Auld: Thanks you Frances, it was really quite wet when I took this.

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