[Spellyans] Portholland

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sun Feb 17 19:46:11 GMT 2013


No problem.  Alan (Camel) is a very old,and quite common, British Celtic river name.   Elsewhere, and in records from Roman time, it appears as 'Alaunus' .  Portholland actually contains port, "cove' landing place" + holan, "saltwater, brine".

Craig


On 2013 Whe 17, at 12:57, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 wrote:

> Portalan (in 1288), is said to mean Porth Alen - where the Alen is the River Camel's name between Trecarne and the estuary (Craig). However, I cannot reconcile the location of Portholland in Caerhays on the south coast with the Camel on the north coast.
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> Some help?
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> Regards
> 
> Herbie
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