Lanhydrock House was rebuilt in the 1880s after a devastating fire. For protection, the replacement had its own “modern” fire engines and fire extinguishers.
One of Launceston Castle’s most famous residents was George Fox, who started the Quaker movement. He was imprisoned there in 1656 for spreading views that the government thought were dangerous.
Cornish preacher Billy Bray was once a miner who spent his free time drinking and fighting. After changing his ways, he became a popular local religious figure.
The Cornish landscape has changed dramatically from centuries past to the present day. By looking at maps through history we can track Cornwall’s progress.