Padstow sentence example
- A monastery formerly stood on the high ground west of Padstow, and according to tradition was founded by St Petrock in the 6th and razed by the Danes in the 10th century.
- Pentine Point shelters Padstow Bay on the north-east, but the approach to the estuary is dangerous during north-westerly gales.
- Padstow, nevertheless, is a valuable harbour of refuge, although the river channel is narrow and much silted.
- Padstow has fisheries and shipyards and some agricultural trade.
- Padstow (Aldestowe 1273, Patrikstowe 1326, Patrestowe 1346) and St Ives are the only two tolerably safe harbours on the north coast of Cornwall.Advertisement
- Padstow is not mentioned in that record.
- Padstow was plundered by the Danes in 981.
- Two manors of Padstow are mentioned later - the prior of Bodmin's manor, which included the rectory, and a manor which passed from the Bonvilles to the Greys, marquesses of Dorset, both of which were eventually acquired by the family of Prideaux.
- From the letters patent addressed to the bailiffs of Padstow demanding the survey and delivery of ships for foreign service, the appointment of a king's butler for the port, and the frequent recourse which was had to the king's courts for the settlement of disputes of shipping, Padstow appears to have been a port of considerable repute in the 14th century.
- Moving on to Padstow, where a new lobster hatchery is based.Advertisement
- Hope House, Nr Padstow Hope House is a secret romantic hideaway, sleeping 4 people, only 3 miles from Padstow.
- The quarried slate was taken to Wadebridge and Padstow by barge and then transported further afield or used locally.
- The Padstow Harbour Association (1829) is devoted to the rescue of ships in distress, making no claims for salvage beyond the sums necessary for its maintenance.