GRIBBEN HEAD OR GRIBBIN HEAD (Cornish: an Gribyn): a promontory on the south coast of Cornwall. It separates St Austell Bay from the estuary of the River Fowey and is marked by a large tower used to aid navigation of ships approaching the local harbours. The western point of the headland is called Little Gribben. Inland, to the north, is the Menabilly estate built for the Rashleigh family and later home to author Daphne du Maurier.
FERRYSIDE (Bodinnick, Fowey) Daphne du Maurier lived here from 1926 to Although not born in Cornwall she made her home here and her early novels took their inspiration from her surroundings. In 1943 she moved to nearby Menabilly.