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Port Isaac, Cornwall

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.
Post townPORT ISAAC
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW9980
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 code01208
 

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

Port Isaac, vil., Endellion par., Cornwall, at S. side of Port Isaac Bay, 6½ miles NE. of Padstow; P.O., T.O.; occupies a pleasant situation, and is the principal shipping place for the slate from the Delabole quarries. Port Isaac Bay extends 4½ miles, and is bounded S. by Varley Point and N. by the Gull Rocks.

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