Trevalga

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Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 4°43′01″W / 50.678°N 4.717°W / 50.678; -4.717

Trevalga
Cornish: Trevelgi
Trevalga is located in Cornwall
Trevalga
Trevalga
 Trevalga shown within Cornwall
Population 83 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SX082900
Civil parish Trevalga
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOSCASTLE
Postcode district PL35
Dialling code 01840
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
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Trevalga (Cornish: Trevelgi) is a coastal civil parish and village in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The parish is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south-east by Forrabury and Minster parish and on the west by Tintagel parish.

The village of Trevalga lies 500 metres from the coast on the seaward side of the road from Boscastle to Tintagel. Unusually, the village is part of an estate owned by Marlborough College, a public school in Wiltshire. The estate has been held by the college in trust since 1961 under a bequest of the last Lord of Trevalga Manor, Gerald Curgenven (died 1959). This was to ensure its preservation from development and allow local families to remain there. However, in 2010, the college was told that it was breaking charity law by owning a hamlet, and thereafter placed the entire estate on the market (the legality of this is being disputed by the Trustees and Tenants of the estate and the sale has been suspended until this is resolved).[1][2] This situation has caused understandable concern amongst the tenants, and other inhabitants, about the future of the village.[3] Thereafter, protests and petitions were set up, using the social networking website Facebook in an attempt to save the hamlet.[4] There was formerly a slate quarry and a silver lead mine in the parish.

Trevalga is mentioned in the song Black and Gold along with other places nearby.

Trevalga 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.

Notable buildings[edit]

The village church is also the parish church and is dedicated to St Petroc. Also in the parish is Trehane Barton (in its present form a farmhouse dating from 1743). The church was built in the 12th and 13th centuries (the tower being later than the nave and chancel). After restoration work the church was reopened in 1875. For many years it has been a member of the Boscastle Group of Anglican parishes.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/College-sell-sparks-battle-Trevalga/article-2373351-detail/article.html College plan to sell sparks battle at Trevalga
  2. ^ "Cornwall's Trevalga Estate sale suspended". BBC. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/College-sell-sparks-battle-Trevalga/article-2373351-detail/article.html College plan to sell sparks battle at Trevalga
  4. ^ http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=131952170172819 Trevalga on Facebook
  5. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books
  6. ^ Palmer, W. S. Cave (1930) Souvenir of the Parish and Church of Trevalga. Trevalga: [the Author]

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