Cober, Cornwall

Historical Description

Cober, The, a stream of Cornwall. It rises near Carn-menellis, and runs 10 miles southward, past Wendron and Helston, to the sea. It is so obstructed at the mouth by a pebbly bar as to form there a lake of about 7 miles in circuit, which often rises in a wet season 10 feet above its ordinary level, and the bar being then cut by manual labour to let off the surplus water from swamping the mills above, the river makes a rush to the sea in a manner wildly picturesque.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5