Tuesday 21st September – St Just
At the centre of the village we stopped by the small café.
We sat outside the café and had a tea and cakes before retracing our steps back to Botallack.
Conversation about Botallack Manor House
At the bottom of the hill out of the village we stopped to chat to a lady sitting in her garden at the first cottage. Once we had told her where we were staying in Botallack, she told us about the filming of the original Poldark. The Manor House had been the original Nanpara and that had been her home as her parents ran their farm from there.
Her Mother had lived there (from memory) until her late 80s. The house was special to her as not only had it been their family home but it was where she had been born. She had moved back to the area and was having her cottage renovated.
The history as to why the Manor was shuttered and in disrepair was a mixed story of preservation orders and the supposed development plans of the landlord. All in all a sad state for such a building.
Our walk back to Botallack then took us along almost the same paths(!).
This is the view from the field looking back towards the coast.
We passed a cricket field and then at the side of the bridleway this boat.
Tuesday 21st September – Sunset at Nanpara
After our conversations on our way out of St Just, I decided to have another look at the Manor House in the evening.
Taking images of the Manor House in this light at least avoided the boarded up doors and windows being obvious. Further down the lane the Crown Mine was silhouetted against the evening sky.