Cellar 2

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Cellar 2, dating from the early 1800s, is possibly the first structure to be built behind the new Porthmeor wall, and is certainly the first development on site. It is in the middle of the complex, facing both the beach and courtyard, with access from the courtyard.

A number of building phases are visible in its construction suggesting that it had been reconfigured several times during the 1800s. It is probable that it was once used as a salt store; salt was a vital part of the pilchard curing process, and it was important to use only the best salt which came from France.

This cellar is used by a working fishermen to store gear, and particularly in the winter months to repair fishing gear and set nets.