Cadgwith

CADGWITH

Cadgwith is a village and fishing port in Cornwall located on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. Thatched and whitewashed stone cottages cluster around the beautiful cove and a fleet of working fishing boats can be seen hauled out on the beach.

Cadgwith cove has two small beaches and a small brook runs through the cove over the sand and shingle into the sea. The large cliff to the south of the cove is known as the Man o' War.

HISTORY

Known in Cornish as Porthkajwydh, meaning cove of the thicket, the village has its origins in medieval times as a collection of fish cellars. From the sixteenth century, Cadgwith came to be inhabited, with fishing as the main occupation.

All around Cadgwith cove are reminders of the past - old pilchard cellars, winches, the old lifeboat house that was used until 1963. The film 'Ladies in Lavender' starring was set in Cadgwith.

 

 

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