Polperro  Cornwall


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

POLPERRO, a small town in Llansalloes and Talland parishes, Cornwall; on the coast, 6 miles E of Fowey. It is an ancient place; was described by Leland as a"fishar towne with a peere; " occupies a romantic siteon the rocky shore and ledges of an inlet embraced by aravine; gives the name of Polperro sponges to the fossilsformerly known as Cornish ichthyolites; is surroundedby rock formations of great interest to geologists; carrieson a pilchard fishery and some coasting trade; and has a good small harbour, a coast-guard station, two chapels, an endowed school, a weekly market on Friday, and afair on 29 June. ...

Pop., 913.

Polperro through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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