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Coordinates: 50°03′22″N 5°39′29″W / 50.056°N 5.658°W / 50.056; -5.658

Coastguard base at Little Trethewey

Trethewey (Cornish: Tredhewi)[1] is a hamlet in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It forms part of St Levan civil parish.[2] The village includes a Wesleyan chapel and schoolroom, built in 1868.[3][4]

Trethewey lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

The first records of the name may be preserved in the "Calendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office (1904)"which contains a probate inquiry as to the birthdate of 11 September 1296 and the birthplace of Treguwal[5] of Roger Bloyou, although it may be the name of a different or extinct village.[6]


  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  3. ^ Schoolroom immediately east of Trethewey; British Listed Buildings
  4. ^ Little Trethewey Wesleyan Chapel; British Listed Buildings
  5. ^ Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office, Volume: 6. Subject: Probate records; Real property. Publisher: London, Printed for H. M. Stationery Off. by Mackie and to be purchased by Eyre and Spottiswoode. Language: English. Call number: ALD-7474. Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto.
  6. ^ Pool, P. A. S. (1985) The Place–names of West Penwith. Heamoor: P A S Pool.