Lizard, Cornwall

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Lizard is a village in Cornwall

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Lizard within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Lizard in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Lizard Point, or The Lizard, headland, in SW. of Cornwall, 12 miles S. of Helston, forming the most southerly promontory in England, alt. 186 ft. It is the Promontorium Damnonium of Ptolemy; the modern name is said to be a corruption of the Cornish Liazherd, "a projecting headland." The coast scenery here is striking and romantic. On the cliff are 2 lighthouses, each 61 ft. high, and with fixed light (Lizard) 230 ft. above high water and seen 21 miles.

Lizard in the Domesday Book

A village in Winnianton hundred, in the county of Cornwall. is a Good Stuff website.