Town trail

Town trail

Falmouth Civic Society Walking Town Trail

Falmouth Civic Society has long realised that there is a need for a town trail specifically designed for visitors to our beautiful and unique maritime town as a simple guide to the important buildings, monuments, and quays within the Conservation Area.

This new Walking Trail which will take visitors through the main streets of Falmouth along the High Street, Market Street, Church Street and Arwenack Street, with diversions onto the Moor, the quays, and the Maritime Museum, and which can be started at any point and walked in any order, has been produced to fill that need.

Descriptions and historic data has been necessarily sparse owing to the size of the brochure, and also deliberately so to inform visitors of the minimum information necessary for a quick appreciation.

To this end we have established a live link on to our Falmouth Civic Society web site, and included at the end of the brochure descriptions, which will lead those wanting to know more to a wealth of additional information made available on other web sites.

Dating information in the brochure has been obtained from the following documents:

  1. British Listed Buildings in Falmouth. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/cornwall/falmouth#.V4NhZZD6t9A
  2. Buildings of England – Cornwall. Pevsner Architectural Guides; 2nd Revised edition edition (31 Mar. 1977)
  3. Cornwall & Scilly Urban Survey – Falmouth 2005. http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/csus/
  4. Miss Susan Gay's Falmouth Chronology 1903. https://archive.org/details/oldfalmouth00gays

Town Trail links:

  1. The Seven Stars https://www.falmouth.co.uk/eatanddrink/the-seven-stars/
  2. Jacob’s Ladder http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2005/07/12/coast05_otherfacts_feature.shtml
  3. Old Town Hall http://www.cornwall-arts-and-crafts.co.uk/search-results.php?b_id=3996
  4. Municipal Library http://www.passmoreedwards.org.uk/pages/history/Cornwall/Falmouth%20Free%20Libray.htm
  5. Packet Ship Memorial http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/falmouth-packet.htm
  6. Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Cornwall_Polytechnic_Society
  7. Bell’s Court http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2005/07/09/coast05_walks_final_stage_feature.shtml
  8. St George’s Hall http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/34242
  9. Customs House https://www.falmouth.co.uk/discover-falmouth/falmouth-areas/arwenack-street/
  10. National Maritime Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Maritime_Museum_Cornwall
  11. King Charles the Martyr Church http://skcm.org/about-s-charles/cult/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_King_Charles_the_Martyr,_Falmouth  Killigrew Monument http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2005/06/28/coast05walks_stage2_feature.shtml
  12. Jane Killigrew https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wolverston
  13. Arwenack Manor http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-460140-arwenack-house-arwenack-manor-falmouth-#.V1mZ8Y-cGZQ http://www.cornwalltour.co.uk/arwenack_house.html
  14. Grove Hill House https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1270065
  15. Prince of Wales Pier https://www.piers.org.uk/pier/falmouth-prince-of-wales-pier/
  16. Customs House Quay http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2005/06/28/coast05walks_stage3_feature.shtml

 

Aerial photos http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch?search=falmouth

Our committee sincerely hope that you will enjoy using this new town trail.