Helford  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Helford like this:

HELFORD, a river and a small seaport Cornwall. The river rises about 4½ miles W of Penryn; runs about 5 miles southward; deflects suddenly to the left; and goes about 5½ miles eastward to the English Channel. It branches, throughout its eastward reach, into picturesque creeks; is there all estuarial, and at the month about 1 mile wide; and is said, by Carew, to have, in former times, been much frequented by pirates. ...

The small seaport stands on its S side, near the mouth, 5½ miles SSW of Falmouth; is in Manaccan parish; carries on a coasting trade and fishing; and has an Independent chapel. A Roman earthwork is near.

Helford through time

Helford is now part of Kerrier district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kerrier has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Helford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Helford, in Kerrier and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st January 2020

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