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Coordinates: 50°24′29″N 4°55′21″W / 50.40813°N 4.92239°W / 50.40813; -4.92239

Cottages in Ruthvoes village

Ruthvoes (Cornish: Rudhfos)[1] is a village in mid Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is in the parish of St Columb Major, about two miles (3 km) south of St Columb Major town and 6 12 miles (10.5 km) east of Newquay.[2]

The village lies on the northwest edge of Goss Moor near the A30 dual carriageway trunk road. The Par to Newquay branch railway passes south of the settlement.

Ruthvoes is the location of the holy well of Saint Columba the virgin and, according to legend, is where she was beheaded.[3][4]

Notable people[edit]

Richard Bullock, miner, stockbroker; guard on the Deadwood stagecoach; born at Ruthvoes


  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 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  3. ^ [1] GENUKI; St Columb Major; retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ St Columba Way website Retrieved May 2010