A moveable line


I'm interested in the Blockhouses, squat, square buildings that frame the entrance to the river, or rather the harbour. My limited research tells me they were positioned either side of the entrance to Fowey harbour so that 'undesirable' ships could be prevented from entering, their path halted by a large chain which would be strung between the two.

There's something about the idea of undesirable craft, or people and access that rings true today, a movable line that decides who you let in and who stays out.

Blockhouse

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