Camel estuary with Padstow in the background
Camel estuary with Padstow in the background




History of Padstow


Padstow in History

Padstow has a long and interesting history. It was once a major port and stands on an ancient trading route between Brittany and Ireland, believed to date from the Bronze Age.

The name Padstow is thought to derive from Saint Petroc, who established a monastic settlement here in the 6th century in approximately AD 520. The 'lann' or sacred enclosure in which he established his monastic settlement is thought to have followed the line of the current churchyard. The only remains of this original settlement are the stone four-holed cross near the door and a cross base at the south east gate. It is believed that this was the first monastic settlement he established in Cornwall before he moved inland to Bodmin.

 

 

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