Talk:Newlyn

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I have doubts that Lulyn means 'pool for a fleet of boats.'

Documents refer to the settlement as Lulyn, and Jacford juxta Lulyn (1289), Lulyn juxta Talcarn (1321), Bethkele juxta Lewelyn (1388) and Lulyn and Jaghford (1424) (Carter 1961). Carter believes Lewelyn is derived from the Cornish for ‘sheltered pool’ but Padel (1988) points out that lu is Cornish for ‘army’ and the name suggests ‘pool for an army of boats’.

Carter, C. S. (1951-61) ‘Lingering history in Newlyn’ in Old Cornwall, Vol V, Old Cornwall Publications, Redruth, p. 295.

Padel, O.J. (1988) A Popular Dictionary of Cornish Place Names, Alison Hodge, Penzance, 214 p.

I wouldn't be surprised if both are wrong. I reckon 'Jacford' gives a clue and refers to Jack the Tinkard, prominent in Morvah Fair festivities, held at the Celtic feast of Lughnasa. Its my belief that Lu refers to the God, Lugh the Shining One, who lent his name to such places as Lyon, Lodoun Leidon and Ludgate to name but a few. ¬¬¬¬ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nordam (talkcontribs) 10:11, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

The picture at the top is of Mousehole!Jowaninpensans (talk) 20:19, 2 June 2011 (UTC)