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Tregavarah (Cornish: Tregoverow, meaning farm of streams, grid reference SW445298) is a small hamlet in the parish of Madron in Cornwall, England, U K.[1] It is situated approximately 2 miles west of Penzance. Tregavarah Downs is nearby.[2]


Previous spellings of the name include Tregeuvoro (in 1262 and 1327), Tregouvoro (1316), Tregovarra (1316 and 1384), Tregewore (1345), Tregufora (1386), Tregevora (1451), Tregovara (1688) and Tregavara from the Tithe Apportionment.[3] The spelling of the name remained Tregavara in The Cornishman newspaper which reported on the re-opening services of the Wesleyan chapel on 22 August 1880.[4]


  1. ^ Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall. London: Philip's, 2003; p. 88
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Map of Great Britain; Land's End, sheet 189. 1961
  3. ^ Pool, Peter A S (1985). The Place-Names Of West Penwith (Second ed.). Heamoor: Peter Pool. p. 71. 
  4. ^ "Tregavara". The Cornishman (111). 26 August 1880. p. 4. 

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Coordinates: 50°06′47″N 5°34′31″W / 50.11318°N 5.57514°W / 50.11318; -5.57514