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Polperro, Cornwall

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Polperro, Cornwall

Polperro (Cornish: Porthpyra, 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. Situated on the River Pol, 4 miles (6 km) west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25 miles 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.
Post townLooe
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2050
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 code01503
Population5,280 (Parish, 2001)
 

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

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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