Place:Port Isaac, Cornwall, England

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NamePort Isaac
Alt namesPort-Isaacsource: Family History Library Catalog
Porthuseksource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.583°N 4.817°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoTrigg Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bodmin Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Wadebridge Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1968
Wadebridge and Padstow Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1968-1974
St. Endellion, Cornwall, Englandparish in which Port Isaac is located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The nearest towns are Wadebridge and Camelford, both ten miles away. Port Gaverne, commonly mistaken to be part of Port Isaac, is a nearby hamlet that has its own history. The meaning of the Cornish name is "corn port", indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district.

Since the 1980s the village has served as backdrop to various television productions, including the ITV series Doc Martin and is home to the group Fisherman's Friends, sea-shanty singers.

Port Isaac is a village in the civil parish of St. Endellion.

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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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