[Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Feb 9 13:31:15 GMT 2013


Herewith the place-names for Sennen parish, pretty well consistent with the orthography used in "A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place-Names".

In a few days, I'll scan and send a annotated plan of the Longships reef, as the OS and Admiralty charts have applied names to some of the rocks wrongly.  I have the older Sennen fishermen to thank for showing me what's correct.

Craig



On 2013 Whe 8, at 13:28, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> Do Sennen parish, which includes Land's End (remember we had the Cornish name removed for the Olympic torch debacle).  I'll supply you with all the names later on.
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> Craig
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> On 2013 Whe 6, at 12:49, Christian Semmens wrote:
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>> Hi Ken,
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>> I'll make a much smaller one, perhaps starting with Tresco or St Marys, That way you should be able to download it and see it. This first one was simply a test and full of unnecessary detail, which is why it is so big.
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>> Christian
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>> On 6 February 2013 11:49, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:
>> Christian / Herbie, and friends.
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>> ‘Broad’band here runs at 0.477 m/ps download and 0.230  upload – so I am not making much progress  with this one and shall probably have to abort it.
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>> Thanks nevertheless - Ken
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>> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Christian Semmens
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>> Sent: 05 February 2013 17:12
>> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps
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>> Hi, apologies to those on dial-up (if there are any these days)
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>> a 6.3MB SVG file with a few artifacts, but detailed enough to give you an idea of what is possible.
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>> The coastline is a little flooded, but all the roiads and paths are clearly visible.
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>> You can't do anything with this file other than look at it, but that is a start. You will need something that can show SVG files, I believe most browsers can do that, but it may make your browser choke as it is so big. But this is just the first step.
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>> Good luck!
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>> Christian
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>> On 5 February 2013 16:41, Christian Semmens <christian.semmens at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Sounds good, It is the backgrounds that are going to prove interesting.
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>> I did a quick download and am partway through a render to an SVG image file, but I think it must be a HUGE file as it has been going for half the day and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
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>> If it does work I will see if I can mail it out. This is a first stab and will be basically an OSM map of West Penwith, but it shoudl show us what is possible with the data we have. It might have everything on it in which case it will be as cluttered as hell (in which case I won't send it), but we will just have to wait and see.
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>> If it is too large perhaps we could start with the Scillies, a geographically much smaller area?
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>> Christian
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>> On 5 February 2013 16:23, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
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>> If, as a first step, a set of sites, a route and suitable labels can be sorted/agreed for the Lergh an Yeth, then Christian could get the symbol and bilingual labels onto the map as the second step. The steps 3/4 could be the leaflet/guidebook, and the plaques themselves.
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>> Christian, let me know if you need a hand with anything (in parallel to your first steps with OpenStreetMap I downloaded the Miniscale OS Opendata maps - they are quite good too for overlaying of features you want; but I did not get very far or technical, mainly considered using it as a backdrop vector for new graphics and text layers).
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>> Regards
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>> Herbie
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>> On 5 February 2013 15:17, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:
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>> A gowtha ker,
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>> I was going to add to an earlier email that if a Cornish language map was brought out that one of the symbols might indeed be such sites that I have suggested should constitute a ‘Cornish Language Trail /  Lergh an Yeth.  I floated this idea some years ago and felt that the sites themselves should be signboarded / blue plaqued bilingually with accompanying guide book / leaflets.    Something similar has been initiated here with the Gaelic Rings projects and has involved tourist, travel and transport undertakings and commissioned authors.
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>> -        An ken Ken.
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>> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Janice Lobb
>> Sent: 05 February 2013 11:37
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>> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps
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>> At some stage it would be really nice to have a sort of "pilgrimage" map that showed all the places where people can see some Cornish  and where people significant in the revival lived, etc.
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>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Herbie Blackburn <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
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>> Craig, Ken, Christian hag oll,
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>> I may just have a go at this when I have some time – I have some ‘semi-professional’ graphics skills, producing tomes / posters for client’s significant birthdays, and have the software to do this. I also have a friend who has produced published maps of our local area. I’d have to research the legal / copyright situation with regard to getting an accurate layout of Cornwall, and symbols etc. that I can use (probably by use of the OS Opendata facility), and also rely on you all for direction / objectives for the project, content editing, feedback and so on.
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>> This would be after my daughters wedding and subject to a lot of issues that I might have the time to resolve – I’m confident I could produce something, I’m just not 100% familiar with the legal side, and how we go about including content that is obviously not 100% original.
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>> What do people think? If someone more qualified is keen to take this on, then please don’t hesitate, but I do like a challenge.
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>> Regards
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>> Herbie
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>> eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
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>> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Christian Semmens
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>> Sent: 04 February 2013 13:21
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>> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
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>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps
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>> I think that is an excellent idea Herbie, a folded map and a poster size one would be great... All we need is an artist.  :)
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>> Christian
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>> On 4 February 2013 12:35, Herbie Blackburn <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
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>> Excited to have received my copy of Craig’s ‘A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place-Names’. Looks very comprehensive and well researched, and looking forward to reading it and then having it by for reference.
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>> Following on from the maps’ emails, any thought of producing a Cornish Place-Name Map based on the contents of this book? It could be a great additional asset, and may even be an attractive tourist souvenir if pitched right. I could imagine picking one up at one of those many whirly book/card stands in the shops of Cornwall, especially it had the air of authenticity the book has.
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>> Regards
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>> Herbie
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