Chycoose

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Penpol Creek, an inlet on the north bank of Restronguet Creek
Houses on the shore at Point near Chycoose

Chycoose (Cornish: Chy'n Coos, meaning house of the wood), Point and Penpol (Cornish: Pen Pol, meaning head of a creek) form a coastal settlement around Penpol Creek in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

The creek is a ria, a tidal inlet on the north side of Restronguet Creek. It is situated approximately three-quarters of a mile (1 km) west of Feock village which is four miles (6.5 km) south of Truro.[1]

Chycoose is on the west bank of Penpol Creek and Penpol hamlet is at the north end of the creek. Point is on a small promontory where Penpol Creek joins Restronguet Creek.

Trolver, a small coastal settlement, extends along the east side of the Penpol Creek south from Penpol.

Today, all four settlements are residential in character with many of the houses having river frontages and all four are in the civil parish of Feock.[2]

However, until the beginning of the 20th century, Restronguet Creek was a busy commercial waterway with extensive wharves on the north bank. Penpol was a small port engaged in the export of tin and copper from the mining areas a few miles to the north and there were wharves at Point Quay served by an extension of the Redruth and Chasewater Railway; trains on this section of line were hauled by horses from Devoran, a mile (1.6 km) upstream.

Restronguet Creek and Carrick Roads (the tidal estuary of the River Fal) are a popular centre for yachting and dinghy racing and the quay at Penpol is now used for leisure boating.

'The Restronguet Creek Society' is a voluntary organisation formed in 1972 to protect and preserve the creek and its environs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-09-13.  Cornwall Council online mapping. Retrieved May 2010
  3. ^ [1] Restronguet Creek Society website. Retrieved May 2010

Further reading[edit]

  • Acton, Viv (1993) Life by the Fal: Years of change at Point and Penpol, Penpol, Landmark Publications ISBN 1-873443-10-2
  • Acton, Bob (1997) Exploring Cornwall's tramway trails, Volume 2: The coast-to coast trail: Portreath to Devoran and beyond, Penpol, Landmark Publications ISBN 1-873443-28-5

Coordinates: 50°12′30″N 5°04′20″W / 50.20839°N 5.07214°W / 50.20839; -5.07214