Rock is a seaside village within the ceremonial county of Cornwall, in the south western part of England. The village is located within the civil parish of St Minver Lowlands, and is found on the north eastern bank of the River Camel, opposite the larger settlement of Padstow.
To the north and east, Rock is contiguous with a number of other small villages, while to the west you will find a collection of sand dunes which are in fact a designated area of special scientific interest.
The evolving name of the village
Unlike many other historic settlements in Cornwall and the wider UK, Rock’s name has actually changed and evolved greatly across its time as an established area of human habitation. When the area is first referenced in surviving documents and writings, it is referred to as being called Penmayn, which is thought to be Cornish for the ‘end or head of stones’.
The above name was first found in 1303, but by 1337 there was another name which seems to have superseded it in the shape of the moniker of Blaketorre, which is translated as ‘black tor’. Within the next few hundred years, this had evolved into Black Rock and then eventually this was shortened to simply Rock, and that is how the village got the name which we recognise today.
Modern day Rock
However the village got its name, there is no debate as to the key industry in Rock today as it is definitively that of tourism. The seaside village attracts a great many visitors, especially during the summer months and offers these visitors a number of different activities and amenities.
Foremost amongst these are the water sports facilities provided by the village, which include dinghy racing, water skiing, windsurfing, and sailing. These activities are general well marshalled and organised but accidents do still happen on occasion and on very rare occasions these accidents can be the fault of someone other than the victim.
It is in these circumstances that this victim may wish to seek the help of expert solicitors in Rock or elsewhere.
Expert solicitors in Rock
It is indeed when somebody is injured in an incident which was somebody else’s fault that they are entitled to seek the help of expert solicitors in Rock or ones based elsewhere, to help them to get the compensation that they deserve.
If this makes you think that you may need such solicitors, then there is only one place to turn to start proceedings…
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are skilled and experienced personal injury specialists who are ready, willing and able to assist you with you claim.
You can reach their expert solicitors in Rock seven days a week on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown