Porthgwarra  Cornwall


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

PORTHGWARRA, a fishing hamlet in the S W of Cornwall; 3 miles S E of Lands-End, and 9 S W of Penzance. It lies at the mouth of a wild vale, and is reachedby a tunnelled roadway. It is celebrated for fine lobsters.

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Porthgwarra through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2021

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