Port Gaverne

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Port Gaverne
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Port Gaverne is located in Cornwall
Port Gaverne
Port Gaverne
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSX003808
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORT ISAAC
Postcode districtPL29
Dialling code01208
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°35′33″N 4°49′22″W / 50.5926°N 4.8227°W / 50.5926; -4.8227Coordinates: 50°35′33″N 4°49′22″W / 50.5926°N 4.8227°W / 50.5926; -4.8227

Port Gaverne (Cornish: Porthkaveran[1]) is a hamlet on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK, about half a mile east of Port Isaac.[2]

Although it is an independent hamlet, some mistake it for part of the larger village of Port Isaac, partially due to the reason it is home to only four businesses: two hotels, a campsite and a small seasonal beach shop.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Until the nineteenth century, Port Gaverne was a small port similar to many others on the north coast of Cornwall. Its principal trade was the export of slate from the large Delabole Quarry, five miles to the northeast. Coal was imported and other local produce was exported. When the North Cornwall Railway (absorbed by the London & South Western Railway) line to Wadebridge opened in the 1890s, transport of Delabole slate switched to rail and Port Gaverne lost most of its trade.

The beach is maintained by the National Trust and Port Gaverne Beach Association.

References[edit]

Port Gaverne
  1. ^ "Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 10 May 2013. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey Landranger 200; Newquay, Bodmin & surrounding area, 1:50 000. 1988