The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A seaport on the Cornish coast, on the estuary of the Fal, 18 m. NE. of the Lizard; its harbour, one of the finest in England, is defended E. and W. by St. Mawes Castle and Pendennis Castle; pilchard fishing is actively engaged in, and there are exports of tin and copper.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Falmouth'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/falmouth.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.