SW7026 : Gweek - 1982

taken 36 years ago, near to Gweek, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Gweek - 1982
Gweek - 1982
Gweek, Helston, Cornwall, Meneth.
Gweek is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately 5 km east of Helston. The civil parish was created from part of the parish of Constantine by boundary revision in 1986. The name Gweek is derived either from the postulated Cornish word gwig, meaning "village", or from the Old English wic, meaning "hamlet". Both originate in Latin 'vicus' correctly pronounced with a soft 'u' and essentially meaning 'neighbourhood'.
Gweek village has a pub, the Gweek Inn, a shop, a tea garden and a restaurant. The village is also home to the National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek.
Gweek is at the head of navigation of the Helford River. It has been a port since Roman times and was a thriving port in the Tudor period, with its own Customs House.
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SW7026, 72 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
August 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 7070 2667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:5.7464N 5:12.4461W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 70651 26756
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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