Polperro is a prominent village in England, United Kingdom. The Polperro village is a civil parish and fishing port in south Cornwall, England. It is located along the Polperro Heritage Coastline. It has a population of 1,554 people. Polperro village was famous for dealing with smuggling during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The River Pol passes through Polperro. The River is 11 km east of Fowey and 6 km west of the neighbouring town of Looe. Pol is 40 km west of Plymouth which is the principal city and naval port. It is a popular tourist attraction which is especially during the summer months. The River Pol is due to its pastoral aspect which includes densely packed antique huts of fishermen. It has survived practically intact, with a charming harbour and a beautiful shoreline.
The name Polperro comes from the Cornish Porthpyra which means Harbour of Pyran. Ekwall proposes that “Pyra” or “Pira” may not be a human name. The “Perro” could be a stream name.
The name Polperro comes from the Cornish Porthpyra which means Harbour of Pyran. Ekwall proposes that “Pyra” or “Pira” may not be a human name. The “Perro” could be a stream name since mediaeval times, two historic and separate manors controlled the Polperro. The Raphael in the parish of Lansallos in the west of the River Pol. Raphael is passing through the village. According to the Domesday Book, the Killigarth in the parish of Talland.
Museum in Polperro Village
In 1762, John Wesley visit the village. He says all local people are filling in smuggling. The boast in the museum is a remember-able collection. When both smuggling and fishing arrived in Polperro village. These exhibits and photographs of their activities are placed in the museum. The museum develops a factory. Teglio’s family from Italy is the owner of the factory.
Polperro village delighted many famous artists and photographers from the end of the 19th century. Some works of famous artists and photographers is displayed in the museum.