Port Isaac, Cornwall
Port Isaac, a seaport fishing village and health resort, famed for its famous cliff scenery, in Endellion parish, Cornwall, on a bay of its own name, 6¼ miles NE of Padstow, and 3 NW of Port Isaac Road station on the North Cornwall branch of the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wadebridge. Population, 1000. The bay is an open sweep, extending about 6 miles, from Varle Point on the NW to Tintagel Head on the NE. The church is built of local stone and granite in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Port Isaac from the following:
Online maps of Port Isaac are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.