Berepper

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Berepper
Berepper village - geograph.org.uk - 980531.jpg
Berepper is located in Cornwall
Berepper
Berepper
 Berepper shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW6522
Civil parish Gunwalloe[1]
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall

Coordinates: 50°03′40″N 5°16′12″W / 50.061°N 05.270°W / 50.061; -05.270

Berepper is a coastal village in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the west side of the Lizard peninsula four miles (6 km) south of Helston, near Gunwalloe.[2] Unusually for Cornish names it derives from Norman French - 'beau-repaire', literally meaning 'beautiful retreat'. The Cornish name for it, 'Argelteg', is a literal translation meaning 'Pretty retreat'. It was Beauripper in 1476, Beaurepper in 1453, and Beureper in 1327 - all Anglo-Norman.

Berepper lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berepper, Cornwall; Explore Britain
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7

External links[edit]

Media related to Berepper at Wikimedia Commons