Polperro, Cornwall

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Polperro is a village in Cornwall

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

Polperro in historic gazetteers

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

Polperro, small fishing town, Lansallos and Talland pars., Cornwall, 6 miles E. of Fowey; P.O. Polperro is an ancient place, and occupies a picturesque site, being built on the rocky shore and ledges of a sea inlet. It is a coastguard station, possesses a good harbour, and is actively employed in the pilchard fishing and the coasting trade. There is an endowed school. On an eminence near the town stands a ruined chapel. The rock formations are of great interest to the geologist.

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