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Cremyll is located in Cornwall
 Cremyll shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX453535
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TORPOINT
Postcode district PL10
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
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Coordinates: 50°21′38″N 4°10′33″W / 50.3605°N 4.1758°W / 50.3605; -4.1758

Cremyll Ferry ticket office

Cremyll /ˈkrɛməl/ is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Cremyll is on the Rame Peninsula facing Plymouth Sound. It is situated close to Plymouth, about 9 miles by road or 1/2 a mile by boat (or passenger ferry) from Plymouth.[1]


There has been a ferry at Cremyll since the Saxons' arrival in the eighth century[2] and it was a link in the main southern route into Cornwall until the 1830s. There was a larger community here called West Stonehouse (compare with East Stonehouse) until it was burnt by the French in 1350. In medieval times the ferry was part of the manor of Stone-House, held by the Valletorts.[3]

The Cornish side of Plymouth Sound was not always Cornish. It was incorporated into Anglo-Saxon territory in 705 AD in order to secure both banks of the estuary against, mainly 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.[4] Today, however, Mount Edgcumbe and the waterfront settlement of Cremyll are emphatically Cornish. They stand on the most easterly extension of the Rame Peninsula, known with ironic pride by local people 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.

In the village is The Edgcumbe Arms, which dates back to the 18th century; it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1995.[5][6]

Edgecumbe arms (2015)


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 Cornwall Council run pay-and-display car park, 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. ^ Cremyll bus stop (1 ed.). cremyell: ccc. p. 2. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Walks: The Cornish shores of Plymouth Sound". the aa. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Edgcumbe Arms - Picture of The Edgcumbe Arms, Cremyll". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Edgecumbe Arms". Edgcumbe Arms. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cremyll at Wikimedia Commons