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Slow Travel Google Map: United Kingdom, Cornwall, The House on the Strand

Author: Pauline
Notes: October 2006: Map to go with the book "The House on the Strand", by Daphne Du Maurier (1969)

Sights

Polmear Hill

Richard expected to find Magnus walking up this hill from Par, heading to the house.

Transportation

St. Austell

St. Austell Train station, where Richard went to pick up Magnus but he was not there. Link has photo of train station.

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Villages

Fowey

The mortuary was in Fowey, where they took Magnus' body after the accident.

Kilmarth

I think this is where the house was located. "I drove slowly up the drive, turned left out of the lane to the main road, and went down Polmear Hill, pausing when I reached the bottom to survey the scene." (p. 25)

Par

Par was the closest village, with church. Train station that Magnus arrived at before he was killed, church yard.

Treesmill

Much of the historical action took place here.

Tywardreath

Village where present day church and past Priory are located. "Magnus had taken the local connection from Bodmin Road to Par because it would travel more slowly through the Treesmill valley than the express. He knew, from my description, that he had only to look left and up, after passing Treesmill Farm to see the Gratten. Then, because it was still light when the train arrived at Par, he would have walked up the Tywardreath Road and cut across the fields to inspect the site." (p. 181)

The website linked to here is about the village of Tywardreath. There is a map of how the area would have looked in earlier times (the Priory is marked): Map of area

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