Treknow

Treknow

Treknow is a small village in Tintagel civil parish, North Cornwall district, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

It is situated north of Bodmin, north-west of Camelford, and west of Tintagel,

Treknow is mentioned as a manor (under the name of 'Tretdeno') in Domesday Book.

Slate was quarried here from approx 1305 to shortly before the Second World War. 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.

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 in 1896.

Treknow has a village hall, and a former small Chapel of the Holy Family (built in 1929), now redeveloped for private use.

Source

Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative report 'Treknow and Tregatta', 2004

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