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From: "George Pritchard" <>
Subject: Re: [CON] BARKLAS SHOP St Agnes
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:54:35 -0000
References: <019201c501a8$df1bc600$1401a8c0@dragonlady>


> | |--3-Jane REED b: 1739, St. Agnes Cornwall England
> | | +Sampson BARKLA , m: 18th October 1766, St. Agnes Cornwall England


Hi Carolyn
Glad you did not delete the above.

Just outside of St Agnes is a little location known as BARKLAS SHOP.
It had always been said that this was names after a person who kept a shop
here, possibly a Blacksmith's shop
The cliff road to ran from St Agnes to Trevellas and situated on the dip in
the steep and winding valley road is Barklas Shop. Nearby is the turn off
to Mithian.

Perhaps it was an ancient accident blackspot and the Smithy was handy for
carriage repairs and thrown shoes.
It certainly would require great skill to negotiate the bends and the hill
is about 1 in 3 in places.[that's v.v.steep]

Smithies were often replaced by garages when the motor age swept in and the
tell-tail give away is often a lane nearby called Blacksmiths Lane.
Alas, even these 'one-man' garage business are now in decline and all traces
have been wept away in Barkla Shop long ago

Regards

Sandra P








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