Freeman’s works in Penryn
Scotsman, John Freeman sets up in business alongside the Penryn River. He aims to supply large quantities of high quality shaped local granite for use in shipyards, buildings, bridges and monuments, in this country and abroad.
Tremough becomes an academy for young gentlemen.
The First Census
The first census shows that the population of Penryn is 2,325.
Lieutenant John Pascoe, from Penryn is serving on Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory.
He runs up the famous “England expects every man will do his duty” signal.
The Swing Bridge
A wrought iron swing bridge, which allows sailing vessels to enter the inner harbour of Penryn, is built.
The Bible Christian Chapel
The Bible Christian chapel is built.
Bible Christians are a branch of Methodism and held simpler services.
Penryn Loses MPs
Penryn loses its two MPs with the passing of the Reform Bill.
Penryn jail, in this building, is described as having,
“No adequate light or air and is unsuitable for human occupation” (the old jail door is on display in the museum).
The Clock Tower
The clock tower is added to the market house.
SS Great Britain
James Hosken of Penryn, captains Brunel’s revolutionary iron steam ship, the SS Great Britain on her maiden voyage to New York.
The Temperance Hall
The Temperance Hall is built, it is forbidden to drink alcoholic beverages on the premises.
The Railway Station
Penryn railway station opens.
The Penryn Advertiser
John Gill, bookbinder, printer and stationer publishes a free newspaper The Penryn Advertiser.
The West Briton
The West Briton newspaper reports that: “Penryn is flourishing with the town commercially in a very healthy state”.
Penryn Rugby Football Club
Penryn Rugby Football Club is founded.
St Gluvias Church Restored
St Gluvias church is restored by J.P.St Aubyn.
New Methodist Church
The new Methodist Church is opened on The Terrace, Penryn.