Windlass, Penberth Cove, Cornwall

Windlass, Penberth Cove, Cornwall
Photograph taken 06 August 2005 © Mr Terry Newman. Source Historic England Archive ref: 69744

This capstan windlass was used for hauling fishing boats up the beach. It dates from the mid - late 19th century and was possibly a replacement or remodelling of an older structure. It took 8 men to turn the windlass and wind the rope attached to the boat around the capstan, pulling the boat up the beach.

Location

Cornwall Penberth Cove

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

coast sea fishing boat power Victorian (1837 - 1901)