Why are there sledges outside the houses?

The impossibility of having vehicular access to the cobbled street led to the every day use of sledges as a matter of practicality. Goods to be delivered to residents, businesses and The New Inn, are all pulled down the hill from the upper car park. Refuse is pulled down the hill by sledge to a waiting vehicle at the harbour. Sledges are made and maintained by residents and business owners in the village. Each sledge is unique and a vital piece of equipment for Clovelly families, which is used to bring shopping home, as well as furniture, etc.