Treen (St Levan)

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Cornish: Tredhin
Treen, Logan Rock Inn - - 2313845.jpg
Grid reference: SW3923
Location: 50°2’59"N, 5°38’29"W
Post town: Penzance
Postcode: TR19
Dialling code: 01736
Local Government
Council: Cornwall

Treen is a small village in the parish of St Levan, on the Penwith peninsula in the far west of Cornwall.

Treen is about 3 miles inland from Land's End on a short unclassified spur road from B3315. It overlooks the Penberth Valley and sits about half a mile inland from Treryn Dinas, an Iron Age promontory fort, or cliff castle, with five lines of fortification.[1]

On the headland here is the Logan Rock and to the west is Pedn Vounder tidal beach, which is popular with naturists. Treen Cliff is to either side of Treryn Dinas. The village has a popular pub, The Logan Rock Inn, a village shop, cafe and campsite with views to both Logan Rock and nearby Porthcurno.

Treen lies within the "Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", as indeed does about a third of the county.

The first records of the name is Tredyn (1304) and Trethyn (1314) and means farm + fort; being near the cliff castle at the Logan Rock.[2] A description of the village by Francis Kilvert who visited Cornwall for two weeks in 1870:
... and we came to a strange bare wild village where everything was made of granite – cottages, walls, roofs, pigs "crows" (sties), sheds, outbuildings, nothing but granite, enormous slabs of granite set up on end and roofed with other slabs.[3]

This village should not to be confused with the hamlet of Treen, in Zennor parish on the north coast, above Gurnard's Head.

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  1. Craig Weatherhill Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall & Scilly (Alison Hodge 1985; Halsgrove 1997, 2000)
  2. Pool, P. A. S. (1985) The Place–names of West Penwith. Heamoor: P A S Pool.
  3. Maber, R. and Tregoning, A. (eds.) (1989) Kilvert's Cornish Diary. Journal No. 4, 1870 from July 19th to August 6th. Cornwall. Newmill: Alison Hodge.