Holiday Cottages Cornwall

CHARLESTOWN

In Cornwall is the village of Charlestown. This is a tourist village and a port.  It is quite near to St Austell.
 In the eighteenth century AD the village of  West Polmear  was a fishing village.  In 1799  Charlestown was given the name Charles's town  which eventually became Charlestown.  When Charles Rashleigh died in  1823 this had an effect on Charlestown  because of the adverse state of the Ashleigh Estate  financial position.  In 1825  Charlestown Estate  became the owners of the leasehold property  in Charlestown which had belonged to the Ashleigh Estate and bought more and became the  owners of the port and some areas around.
There is  a hotel  and a gift shop in the village and there is also  a  primary school.
An interesting point about Charlestown is that it has been used in the past for making films amd some of the film Alice in Wonderland was filmed in  Charlestown.
The Cornish name for Charlestown is Porth meur.
Chalrsetown is also near  two other  popular tourist places of Looe and Polperro.


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