Padstow, Cornwall

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Padstow is a town in Cornwall

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

Padstow in historic gazetteers

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

Padstow, seaport and market town, and par., Cornwall, on S. side of estuary of river Camel, 5 miles NW. of Wadebridge ry. sta. and 12 miles NW. of Bodmin - par., 3341 ac., pop. 2191; town, pop. 1749; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. This is a very ancient place, its former names being Lodenek, Athelstowe, and Petrocstowe. The town furnished ships for the siege of Calais in 1346. It is nominally governed by a portreeve and other officers, under charter of Elizabeth. Padstow has a fine situation in a luxuriant valley. Its coasting trade is considerable. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The chief articles of commerce are coals, corn, and malt; and some shipbuilding is carried on.

Padstow in the Domesday Book

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