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Merlin's Rock and the Mousehole

Natural Rock Feature

Nearest Town:Newlyn (3km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SW470259 / Sheet: 203
Latitude:50° 4' 43.01" N
Longitude:   5° 32' 12.19" W

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Mousehole, Cornwall

At the southern end of Mousehole (pronounced "Mouzel") quay, rising from the water, is Merlin's Rock.

Here Merlin is said to have prophesied:

There shall land on the Rock of Merlin
Those who shall burn Paul, Penzance and Newlyn.

In 1595 four Spanish galleys fulfilled this "prophesy."
Posted by phil
23rd December 2001ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce