Cremyll, Cornwall

Cremyll, Cornwall, mount edgcumbe house

Cremyll is a port on Plymouth Sound, where the passenger ferry from Devon first lands you on Cornish soil. It has a well known boatbuilding yard, a waterfront pub, and nearby is Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

Cremyll Sailing run a sailing school

The Cremyll Ferry goes back a long way. It probably originated in Saxon times and is first documented in 1204 when it was owned by the Valletort Family. The rights to the rent from the ferry passed in two halves to Sir Piers Edgcumbe in 1493 and 1511. This right was purchased in 1992 by the Mount Edgcumbe Joint Committee. This is still the only foot crossing to Mount Edgcumbe from Plymouth.

The Cremyll ferry originally crossed from a slipway at Devil’s Point on the Devon side. Journey across a tide that can run at eight knots, to a landing place on the Cornwall shore. Once ashore you can quickly reach the beach in the Mount Edgcumbe Estate or explore the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.

The road from Cremyll runs uphill and passes the tiny 15th century chapel and holy well dedicated to Saint Julian, the patron saint of travellers.It was restored c.1890.

Cremyll, Cornwall genealogical information on the Genuki site


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