Place:Polperro, Cornwall, England

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NamePolperro
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.317°N 4.517°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoWest Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Liskeard Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Lansallos, Cornwall, Englandparish in which it is located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Polperro (meaning Pyra's cove) is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in South West England, UK, within the civil parish of Lansallos. It is situated on the River Pol, 4 miles (6 km) west of the neighbouring town of Looe and west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth, it is well known for its idyllic location, surrounded by tightly packed old fishermen's houses which makes it attractive to tourists, and particularly in the summer months.

Research Tips

One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.

The following websites have pages explaining their provisions in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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