Land's End
Land's End




History of Land's End




From Carew's Survey of Cornwall. See below 1602

Roman Period
The Romans referred to Land's End as 'Bolerium' - the seat of storms.

1602
The Survey of Cornwall by Richard Carew is published.
"... you who have vouchsafed to travel in the rugged and wearysome path of mine ill-pleasing style, that now your journey endeth with the land; to whose Promontory (by Pomp. Mela, called Bolerium: by Diodorus, Velerium: by Volaterane, Helenium: by the Cornish, Pedn an laaz: and by the English, The lands end) because we are arrived, I will here sit me down and rest".

1797
The Nereid wrecked off Land's End in a fierce December storm.

1809
The William and her cargo of rum wrecked in January of this year.

1871
First end-to-end walk from John O' Groats to Land's End took place. The walkers were two brothers, John and Robert Naylor.

1873
Excursion brakes first ran to Land's End from Penzance.

1876
'A Week at the Land's End' by J.T. Blight published. A detailed excursion of a visit to the Land's End and its peninsula.

1884
The Balbec wrecked off Land's End.

 

 

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