Anchor Studio

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Anchor Studio comprises a single large rectangular studio with a suspended timber floor, and sits in the middle of a small triangular garden. The north-western end of the building has masonry walls, the south-eastern end is timber framed and cladded, and most of the light comes from two large windows which face north-east overlooking Newlyn, the harbour and Mounts Bay.

Stanhope Forbes used Anchor solely as a studio, but John Wells converted the lower floor to form some very basic living accommodation. Anchor sits on a steeply sloping site, and access to the upper floor studio is very difficult for anyone with mobility problems. The lower floor is more accessible, but currently all the doorways are all blocked in.

Previous occupants include: Stanhope Forbes, Elizabeth Forbes, Maude Forbes, John Wells, John Mitchell.
Current occupant: Virginia Bounds

Photography by Keith Johnson.