Porthkerris (EN) / Porth Kersys (KW)

Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

porth

Meaning: 
cove, gate, harbour
Elements notes: 
<porth> ‘cove, harbour, enterance’ + <kersys> ‘place of reeds’
Historic forms: 
Porthkersis 1291 (Weatherhill) Portkersis 1296 (Gover, 1948) Porthkersis 1313 (Henderson) Porthkersis 1314 (Gover, 1948) Porthkersys 1419 (Gover, 1948) Porthkyrthes 1543 (Weatherhill)(Henderson) Porth Kerys 1564 (Gover, 1948) Porthkerris 1720 (Weatherhill)(Henderson) Porthkerris 1842 (TA, 1842) Polkerris 1866 (Weatherhill) Porthkerris Cove 1908 (OS, 1908) Porthkerris Point 1908 (OS, 1908) Porthkerris 1948 (Gover, 1948) Porthkerris Point 1974 (OS, 1974) Porthkerris 2016 (OS, 2016) Porthkerris Cove 2016 (OS, 2016) Porthkerris Point 2016 (OS, 2016)