Talk:Land's End

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April 2010: Despite this article being top importance to WP:Cornwall and Mid importance to WP:UKGEO, it needs cleaning up, expanding and ref-improving. I've made a start – I hope others will feel free to boldly continue. Andy F (talk) 22:11, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


The map doesn't indicate where Lands End is in the whole of west Cornwall. I think it should be removed, edited or replaced with one more useful. pomegranate 12:40, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC) I will try and get round to doing that. Thelb4 19:33, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Too many pictures[edit]

There is a picture of West Cornwall with an inset of Great Britain and a seperate picture of the location in Great Britain. I propose that the latter is deleted. Thelb4 19:33, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

bad map removed[edit]

Map of Land's End and inset of the British Isles

This map has been removed as it has a red dot on The Lizard and not on Lands End.

Pictures obscuring text[edit]

Can anyone move the pictures to stop them obscuring text? I did this yesterday, but someone has changed it back.--DuncanHill 14:21, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Hmm - they don't obscure the text in my browser - what setup are you using? Mammal4 15:06, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

It's not obscuring much, just bits of a couple of words - though which words it obscures varies according to whether I have my favourites list open or not. I use IE. --DuncanHill 15:11, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure what the problem was. I've slightly re-arranged the images and it seems to be OK now. Dan1980 09:47, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

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Penn an Wlas[edit]

On the shortened write-up that appears on Google Earth, the name in Cornish is incorrect, but correct on the main page. On Google Earth it appears as "Penn a Wlas" whereas on the main page it is correct as "Penn an Wlas".

What does Penn, an, Wlas mean in Cornish - Etymolgy? Have these words expressions in the other celtic languages? -- (talk) 08:03, 10 March 2017 (UTC)


I'm unsure on your grammar. Is it "Land's end", as in the end belongs to the land? Surely it should be Lands End. And if you are implying ownership, then it would be "Lands'End". Not "Land's End. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

The official name is Land's End. Whether it is incorrect grammar or not, that is the name of the place. Take a look at the UK Ordnance Survey (OS) map for that region. Search for "tr19 7aa" at OS Get-a-map and you will see for yourself. --Simple Bob (talk) 21:57, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
"Land's End" is grammatically correct. It's, literally, the end of the land. CF the whiskers of the cat / the cat's whiskers as an example of apostrophe use in this instance. Anyway, as Simple Bob states, the correct name is what's presented on official maps. RobC (talk) 15:39, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

People need to get away from this idea that the apostrophe is used solely for possession in a literal sense. Don't people read anymore to see how it is properly used? I think it's been noted somewhere that about 75% of the time, the use of the apostrophe has nothing to do with ownership, it's much more often a marker of the genitive/dative. Failure to appreciate this is what is leading to the current omission of the apostrophe in many situations which would never have been tolerated in the past.

South west extremity[edit]

Land's End is the most westerly point in mainland England. However I don't think it's the most south-westerly point in mainland England or Britain, this is a point a few miles south, although still in the Penwith peninsula, looking at this map probably Carin Boel although it might be Pordemack Point. PatGallacher (talk) 22:00, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

No... look at an OS map. Carin Boel and Pordemack Point are only about 500m south of Land's End. There are a couple of points near Porthgwarra (which is about 2km SSE) which are clearly further southwest than either of these. The most southwesterly appears to be Carn Guthensbrâs, although Gwennap Head is pretty close. But I agree that Land's End is not the most southwesterly point... anyone looking at a sufficiently detailed map can see it is not. TomH (talk) 03:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

I have therefore removed the incorrect claim. - David Biddulph (talk) 03:14, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Just a pointer, Lands End is often mistaken to be the most westerly point in mainland Britain (The bus schedule claims it to be this) when the most westerly point is somewhere near Ardamurchan Lighthouse in Scotland, probably should be made more clear in the article that this is not the case.Madattak (talk) 15:45, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Dr Syntax's Head[edit]

Is "Dr Syntax's head" part of this area? Siuenti (talk) 21:06, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

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