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Porthleven, Cornwall

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Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven is a town, civil parish and fishing port near Helston in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain, and was originally developed as a harbour of refuge, when this part of the Cornish coastline was recognised as a black spot for wrecks in days of sail. Nearby Loe Bar was particularly infamous, with swimmers and surfers being warned off the area to this day.
Post townHELSTON
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW6225
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01326
Population3,190 (2001)
 

Porthleven, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Porthleven, small seaport town, Sithney par., Cornwall, on Mounts Bay, 2½ miles SW. of Helston, pop. 1873; P.O., T.O.; is a prosperous place, with a good harbour, and carries on fishing.

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