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Port Isaac, Cornwall - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall.

The meaning of the Cornish name is "corn port", indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district.

Port Isaac's pier was constructed during the reign of Henry VIII.

The village centre dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, from a time when its prosperity was tied to local coastal freight and fishing.

The pilchard fishery began here before the 16th century and in 1850 there were 49 registered fishing boats and four fish cellars.

The historic core of the village was designated a Conservation Area in 1971 and the village has around 90 Listed buildings (all Grade II).

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