Coordinates: 50°21′38″N 4°10′33″W / 50.3605°N 4.1758°W / 50.3605; -4.1758
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Cremyll is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSX453535
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL10
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
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50°21′38″N 4°10′33″W / 50.3605°N 4.1758°W / 50.3605; -4.1758
Cremyll Ferry ticket office

Cremyll (pronounced /ˈkrɛməl/) is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Cremyll is on the Rame Peninsula facing Plymouth Sound. The village is about 9 miles by road or 0.5 miles by boat from Plymouth.[1] It is in the civil parish of Maker-with-Rame.


There has been a ferry at Cremyll since the 11th century and it was a link in the main southern route into Cornwall until the 1830s. In medieval times the ferry was part of the manor of Stone-House, held by the Valletorts.[2] There was a larger community called West Stonehouse (compare with East Stonehouse) until it was burnt by the French[who?] in 1350[citation needed].

The Cornish side of Plymouth Sound was not always Cornish. It was incorporated into Anglo-Saxon territory in 705 CE in order to secure both banks of the estuary against Viking raids. An area of the Rame Peninsula, (up to Kingsand) remained as part of Devon until 1844, when it was made part of Cornwall.[3] The village is on the most easterly extension of the Rame Peninsula, known as the "Forgotten Corner."

Culture and community[edit]

Today the Cremyll Ferry carries foot passengers and cyclists from Cremyll to Plymouth. Cremyll is on the South West Coast Path which is the longest of the waymarked long-distance footpaths in England.

Cremyll Road in Torpoint and Cremyll Road in Reading are named after the Cremyll settlement.

The Edgcumbe Arms, an inn which dates back to the 17th century, was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1995.[4][5]

Edgecumbe Arms (2015)

Cremyll's former schoolroom and chapel was built at the expense of the William Edgcumbe in 1867. It is now a private residence, the Old School Rooms.[6][7]


The main entrance to Mount Edgcumbe House is in Cremyll. Mount Edgcumbe House is a stately home and a Grade II listed building, whilst the gardens are listed as Grade I in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Cremyll has a pay and display car park operated by Cornwall Council with about 50 spaces, mainly there for visitors to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ Henderson, C. (1935) "Ferries in Cornwall", in Essays in Cornish History, edited by A. L. Rowse and M. I. Henderson. Oxford: Clarendon Press; pp. 163-67
  3. ^ "Walks: The Cornish shores of Plymouth Sound". the aa. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. ^ Cowdery, Rick (2014). Plymouth On This Day. Brighton: Pitch Publishing Ltd. pp. January. ISBN 9781785310003.
  5. ^ Historic England (1968), EDGCUMBE ARMS INN AND ATTACHED STABLE, 1140696, in The National Heritage List for England
  6. ^ "Reopening of Cremyll School Chapel". The Western Morning News. 2 April 1884. Retrieved 10 January 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ Tait, Derek (2010). Rame Peninsula Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445631585 – via Google Books.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cremyll at Wikimedia Commons