Mr Watson’s Cottages

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Book extract: Go down Trumpeter Street to Napoleon Street.

The superb row of four cottages of red convict bricks on the corner are Mr Watson’s Cottages, built in 1858 to accommodate workers from the Battery Point shipyard by the shore below.

They cost £20 each. The cottages were nicely placed, a short stagger from three taverns.

The old crayfish pot leaning against the front of the home facing the cottages is a sign of Battery Point’s enduring romance with the sea.

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