The Moor

The Moor was once a marshy tract of land with a stream flowing into Smithick Creek where the Prince of Wales Pier now stands. Following the completion of the waterfront further development of the town could only be inland, so what became The Moor was drained and developed in the early 19th century. 

As a focal point of the town it has been surrounded by many important buildings including the Passmore-Edwards municipal building containing the library and award winning Falmouth Art Gallery, and the Methodist church.

The 111 steps of Jacob’s Ladder leading off The Moor are named after local businessman Jacob Hamblen who commissioned the stairway to link some of his property in the terraces to his business premises in the town.

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