The King's Pipe, Town Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall

The King's Pipe, Town Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall
Photograph taken 12 October 2003 © Micaela Basford. Source Historic England Archive ref: 460234

The King's Pipe is the local name for a furnace that was used for destroying tobacco that had been smuggled illegally into the country. It dates back to around 1814. The tobacco would have been seized by the Customs officers on behalf of the King. The furnace was within the courtyard walls of the Custom House.

Location

Cornwall Falmouth

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

trade tobacco smuggling Georgian (1714 - 1836)