Tregirls

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Coordinates: 50°33′00″N 4°56′59″W / 50.55001°N 4.94968°W / 50.55001; -4.94968

Tregirls farmstead from the south
Tregirls beach with Lellizzick beyond

Tregirls (Cornish: Tregryllas, meaning farmstead of the ruins of an ancient dwelling) is a farmstead in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated approximately half-a-mile (1 km) north of Padstow.[1] The settlement consists of a farm and converted cottages which are let as holiday accommodation.[2]

Tregirls beach (which takes its name from the settlement) is 500 metres north at grid reference SW 911 769. The north-facing beach is in the River Camel estuary and is backed by dunes. The beach is also known as Harbour Cove.[3] The South West Coast Path runs behind the beach.[4]

At low water, Tregirls beach extends half-a-mile into the estuary and at its northeast point forms the Doom Bar, a spit of sand across the river mouth.[5]

The settlement takes its name from the manor of Grylls or Tregrylls of which it was a parcel along with Crugmeer, Treator, and Trenio.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 978-0-319-22938-5
  2. ^ [1] Tregirls Farm website. Retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ "Harbour Cove beach". 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Explorer map sheet 106, ISBN 978-0-319-24016-8
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey: Explorer map sheet 106, ISBN 978-0-319-24016-8
  6. ^ "An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall". Retrieved 21 February 2013.