Nanquidno

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Nanquidno
Pasture in the valley at Nanquidno - geograph.org.uk - 1080562.jpg
Pasture in the valley at Nanquidno
Nanquidno is located in Cornwall
Nanquidno
Nanquidno
Nanquidno shown within Cornwall
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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50°06′07″N 5°41′20″W / 50.102°N 5.689°W / 50.102; -5.689Coordinates: 50°06′07″N 5°41′20″W / 50.102°N 5.689°W / 50.102; -5.689

Nanquidno is a hamlet near St Just in Penwith in west Cornwall, England.[1] It is about half a mile southwest of Kelynack.[2]

The valley of Trewidden Vean, now known as the Lost Valley, was in Nanquidno, but was evacuated starting in 1938, with the last family leaving in 1961. It was then flooded and became the Drift Reservoir. The water level in the reservoir sometimes drops low enough to reveal the remains of houses and roads; this happened in the 1970s, the 1990s, and in the summer of 2018[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End & Isles of Scilly (St Ives & Lizard Point) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 978-0-319-23289-7.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Map of Great Britain; Land's End, sheet 189. 1961
  3. ^ Greg Martin (28 July 2018). "Driest summer on record reveals the lost village beneath Cornish reservoir". Cornwall Live. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  4. ^ Greg Martin (9 September 2018). "More Lost Valley revealed as water levels drop at Drift reservoir". Cornwall Live. Retrieved 12 September 2018.