Portwrinkle

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Portwrinkle
Portwrinkle is located in Cornwall
Portwrinkle
Portwrinkle
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSX357539
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTORPOINT
Postcode districtPL11
Dialling code01503
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311Coordinates: 50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311

Portwrinkle (Cornish: Porthwykkel)[1] is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles (8 km) south-west of Saltash.[2]

Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing. The village has a harbour and two beaches are accessible from it. Although the village has no shops, apart from the beach car park cafe, there is a post office in nearby village of Crafthole. There is however, a hotel named the Whitsand Bay hotel.

Eglarooze Cliff[edit]

Eglarooze Cliff (Cornish: Eglos Ros), to the west of the village, is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its biological interest. The cliff is noted to contain 2 Red Data Book endangered plant species; the slender bird's-foot trefoil and carrot broomrape.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  3. ^ "Eglarooze Cliff" (PDF). Natural England. 1986. Retrieved 31 October 2011.

External links[edit]

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