Padstow

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Coordinates: 50°32′18″N 4°56′16″W / 50.5384°N 4.9378°W / 50.5384; -4.9378

Padstow (Cornish: Lannwedhenek) is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately five miles northwest of Wadebridge, ten miles northwest of Bodmin and ten miles northeast of Newquay[1]. The population of Padstow civil parish was 3,162 in the 2001 census[2].

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History

Padstow was originally named Petroc-stow (Petroc-stowe, or 'Petrock's Place'), after the Welsh missionary Saint Petroc, who landed at nearby Trebetherick around AD 500. After his death a monastery (Lanwethinoc, the church of Wethinoc an earlier holy man) was established here which was of great importance until the town was raided by the Vikings in 981 (the Vikings laid waste "Petroces stow" (probably Padstow) according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).[3] Either as a result of this attack or later the monks moved inland to Bodmin taking with them the relics of St Petroc.[4] The cult of St Petroc was important both in Padstow and Bodmin.

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