Helford, a river and a small seaport in Cornwall. The river rises about 4½ miles W of Penryn, runs about 5 miles southward, deflects suddenly to the left, and goes about 5 miles eastward to the English Channel. It branches throughout its eastward reach into picturesque creeks, is there all estuarial, and at the mouth about 1 mile wide, and is said by Carew to have in former times been much frequented by pirates. The small seaport stands on its S side, near the mouth, 5½ miles SSW of Falmouth, is in Manaccan parish, and carries on a small coasting trade and fishing. A Roman earthwork is near.
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