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Trewellard cornwall 2008.jpg
Grid reference: SW376337
Location: 50°8’42"N, 5°40’26"W
Local Government
Council: Cornwall

Trewellard is a small village in the west of Cornwall, on the north coast road between St Just and St Ives. It sits beside the B3306 road which connects St Ives to the A30 road, the county's main end-to-end trunk road, seven miles from Land's End and seven miles from Penzance.

Trewellard is within the 'Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', as is almost a third of the county.

History and geography

The village is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the ancient tin workings and the penultimate working tin mine in Cornwall, Geevor, that closed finally in 1990. Geevor is now a museum and forms part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Down the lane from Trewellard is Levant Mine, a tin mine which was the site of a terrible accident in 1919 where 31 men were killed. It has been long since closed and is owned by the National Trust which operates it as a museum.

Trewellard in recent times

Milestone on the B3318

The village has undergone some development in the last 20 years much of which is of late 20th century style and as such differs from the early granite dwellings in the village. In 2004, the council designated the centre of the village as a conservation area, with the consequence that planning permission became restricted and house prices rose: house prices here are now higher than the national average. The Methodist Chapel finally closed in 2005 due to declining attendance and an ageing congregation.

There are two restaurants in the village, a pub and a garage. There is also a small rural industrial estate.

Outside links

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about Trewellard)