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Treknow is located in Cornwall
Treknow shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX056869
Civil parish
  • Tintagel
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TINTAGEL
Postcode district PL34
Dialling code 01840 77
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°38′57″N 4°45′05″W / 50.6492°N 4.7515°W / 50.6492; -4.7515Coordinates: 50°38′57″N 4°45′05″W / 50.6492°N 4.7515°W / 50.6492; -4.7515

Treknow (in pronunciation the "k" is silent) is a small village in Tintagel civil parish, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom: it is the second largest settlement, and is located between Trevena and Trebarwith.

It is situated 19 miles (31 km) north of Bodmin, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Camelford, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Tintagel, grid reference SX056869

Treknow (pictured right, from the old road to Trebarwith Strand) 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.

Lanterdan Quarry
Cliff quarries at Hole Beach

Treknow is mentioned as a manor (under the name of 'Tretdeno') in Domesday Book. Slate was quarried here from about 1305 to shortly before the Second World War: many of the quarries were on the coast and later others were opened in the Trebarwith valley to the south. One of the oldest is Lanterdan, recorded in 1464:[1] Bagalow Quarry near Hole Beach was an enterprise of Edgar Jeffray (early 19th century). A small copper mine also operated in the latter years of the 18th century. The acidic local soil was manured with beach sand from nearby Trebarwith Strand: the trade in sand led to road improvements in the early 19th century (the Trebarwith Strand to Condolden "Sanding Road").

Some buildings in the village display a marked Arts and Crafts influence, probably as a result of the work of architect Detmar Blow who is known to have worked on the Old Post Office in Tintagel for four years from 1896.[2]

Treknow has a village hall[3] and one small hotel. The former small Chapel of the Holy Family (Church of England, built in 1929) has been redeveloped for private use.


  1. ^ Duchy of Cornwall Assession Rolls
  2. ^ Dyer (2005); pp. 343-52
  3. ^ Treknow village hall

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