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Coordinates: 50°36′43″N 4°27′25″W / 50.612°N 4.457°W / 50.612; -4.457

Polyphant (Cornish: Pollefans),[1] first recorded as Polefant ca. 1170,[2] is a village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is north of the civil parish of Lewannick, five miles (8 km) west of the town of Launceston near the convergence of the River Inny and Penpont Water.[3]

The disused quarries to the north of the village, designated Polyphant SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) in 1994, were the source of an ornamental building stone, a variety of elvan.[4]


  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Weatherhill, Craig (2009) A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place-names. Westport, Mayo: Evertype; p. 57
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  4. ^ "Polyphant". Natural England. 1994. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

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