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Coordinates: 50°03′22″N 5°39′29″W / 50.056°N 5.658°W / 50.056; -5.658

Coastguard base at Little Trethewey

Trethewey (Cornish: Tredhewi)[1] is a hamlet in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It forms part of St Levan civil parish.[2] The village includes a Wesleyan chapel and schoolroom, built in 1868.[3][4]

Trethewey 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.

The first records of the name may be preserved in the "Calendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office (1904) "which contains a probate inquiry as to the birthdate of 11 September 1296 and the birthplace of Treguwal[5] of Roger Bloyou, although it may be the name of a different or extinct village.[6]


  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 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  3. ^ Schoolroom immediately east of Trethewey; British Listed Buildings
  4. ^ Little Trethewey Wesleyan Chapel; British Listed Buildings
  5. ^ Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office, Volume: 6. Subject: Probate records; Real property. Publisher: London, Printed for H. M. Stationery Off. by Mackie and to be purchased by Eyre and Spottiswoode. Language: English. Call number: ALD-7474. Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto.
  6. ^ Pool, P. A. S. (1985) The Place–names of West Penwith. Heamoor: P. A. S. Pool.