|On this Day 18th August 1663|
Penzance Joins the Coinage Towns
On 18th August 1663 Charles II issued letters patent to”appointe our Towne of Pensanse within our said stannery of Penwith and Kerrier in our said County of Cornwall to bee from henceforth for ever one of the Coynage Townes…..”
|The Penwith Papers|
Pushing Boundaries: Beating the Bounds of the Borough of Penzance
Parishes in previous centuries were jealous of their boundaries, for good financial – and perhaps also territorial and tribal - reasons. At regular intervals, parties of parishioners would check the boundary stones to ensure that they were where they should be.