Images from Cornwall, UK

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mill

Viveca and I were down in Cornwall for the Bank Holiday weekend and decided to have a trip to the woods. Kennal Vale Gunpowder Mill to be precise. I'd seen pictures on the web of this place and thought it looked promising for some photos. The walk itself isn't very long and had we not [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|1 Comment

Polperro

This weekend we went to Cornwall and had a day trip to Polperro. We had thought about going to Looe, but glad we took the better option. I can't remember the last time I went here so it was nice to have the day out with Mum and Viveca. Smuggling is understood to have prospered [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|1 Comment

Cotehele Quay

Cotehele Quay is on the River Tamar and was once a busy transit and freight quay, market gardeners sent their wares to Plymouth from here and no doubt the local mines will have also used it. The quay and area in general is dotted with lime kilns. The lime would have been used in agriculture [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Devon, Featured, Panoramas, UK|4 Comments

Cotehele – Potting Shed

Cotehele is in The Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall, once this area was awash with market gardens, the steep south facing hills giving a great aspect for growing flowers. The area was mostly known for daffodils, these gardens are no longer working, however various kinds of daffs can still be found [...]

By | January 31st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|4 Comments

Cotehele House – Ornamental Pond

Above the house is an ornamental pond, its a really nice spot in the summer with plenty of fish in the water, however they all seem to be in hiding and I didnt see any at all on this day. Maybe they were keeping warm!   I've had a few people ask how [...]

By | January 10th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas|1 Comment

National Trust – Cotehele House

The penultimate image and panorama in the series of Cotehele House showing the ornamental gardens.  

By | January 9th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|1 Comment

National Trust – Cotehele Courtyard #2

The present house was built between 1485 and 1539 during the reigns of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII. Sir Richard Edgcumbe, was rewarded for his loyalty to Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (the battle was in 1485), started to completely remodel the original 13th century property. Following Richard Edgcumbe's death 4 [...]

By | January 7th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Bodmin Jail – The Lag

As is customary Viveca and I visited some nice decayed places over the holidays. This is a partially abandoned prison in Cornwall, UK. It was built in 1779 for prisoners of war and saw 50 public executions, the last of which was in 1909. The prison was closed in 1922 and was left to rot. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured|3 Comments

Kit Hill – Danger Mine Shaft

Kit hill is a small peak near my Mum's place in the town where I grew up. We used to have the pleasure of running up here is sports at school. I tended to walk most of the way! I thought it would be good to end our New Year stay with a little drive [...]

By | January 2nd, 2011|Cornwall, Featured|2 Comments

House M – There’s Blood On The Door

After an unsucessful attempt at some urbex photogtaphy earlier in the day, my friend and I ventured to my very local location. It's a tiny house, two rooms upstairs, two downstairs, a kitchen that has now fully collapsed and a semi outdoors toilet. Viveca and I discovered this place around eight months ago, its rapidly detiorating, one [...]

By | December 29th, 2010|Cornwall, Devon, Featured|5 Comments

Burngullow Clay Driers

A couple of images from an explore last year with one of my urbex friends. We were both in The West Country visiting relatives over Christmas and decided to hook up for some photo fun. Our target was Burngullow Clay Driers. From what I remember we had a bit of trouble finding the location due [...]

By | December 8th, 2010|Cornwall, Explored, Featured|0 Comments

A Cornish Sunset

I've been at my Mum's place this weekend in Cornwall (UK). Spent a couple of evenings driving around trying to find corn fields to take a sunset shot. Just when I was on my way home I came across the exact place that I was after. 6 shot bracket, Topaz and Photomatix 4

By | August 17th, 2010|Cornwall, Featured|0 Comments

Abandoned Quay M

Earlier this year I went home to Cornwall and did a bit of tourist sightseeing. One of the places we went to was a 'living quay' in Devon. This was somewhere that I had been to when I was much younger and quite enjoyed so thought that it would be interesting to go as an [...]

By | June 17th, 2010|Cornwall, Devon, Explored, Report|1 Comment
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