[Spellyans] Portholland

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sun Feb 17 22:13:24 GMT 2013


I did mean (of course), "porth", not port.  I have a bloody annoying auto "spellcheck" (US, as usual) on this new machine, and I can't find where I can switch this feature off!

Craig


On 2013 Whe 17, at 21:04, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 wrote:

> Craig wrote:
> >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".<
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> Many thanks Craig
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> On 17 February 2013 19:46, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 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".
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> Craig
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> On 2013 Whe 17, at 12:57, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 wrote:
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> > 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
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> > Herbie
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