Place:


St Michaels Mount  Cornwall

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described St Michaels Mount like this:

St Michael's Mount, par. and small fishing vil. with harbour, on S. coast of Cornwall, at Mounts Bay, near Penzance, 21 ac. and 47 foreshore, pop. 84. The mount, which gives its name to the par., is a large granite rock, connected with the mainland at low water by a causeway; it is about 1 mile in circumference, and is surmounted by a castle (6th century) which figured prominently in the great Civil War. The place is of great historical and antiquarian interest.

St Michaels Mount through time

St Michaels Mount is now part of Penwith district. Click here for graphs and data of how Penwith has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Michaels Mount itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Michaels Mount, in Penwith and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2905

Date accessed: 17th November 2018


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