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Extract from Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

The parish of Padstow is located on the west bank of the River Camel approximately 12 miles northeast of Newquay and includes the stretch of coastline from Stepper Point west to Harlyn Bay. Now a popular tourist destination, the town of Padstow has long been economically significant as a fishing port, lying in a sheltered position about 2 miles inland from the open sea, and having the largest harbour on the north coast of Cornwall, although the presence of the Doom Bar, a dangerous sand bar at the approach to the harbour, has made it a notorious area for shipwrecks. The town is well known for its "Obby 'Oss" (Hobby Horse) festival which starts on May Eve and may have had its origins in the Celtic festival of Beltane.

Philip Green








04 Mar 2014


Padstow One-Place Study