Tregony, Cornwall

Tregony is a pretty town at the base of the Roseland peninsula.

Tregony is on the River Fal, which used to be navigable up to Tregony, limestone and coal were imported and hides exported. Eventually the river silted up due to tin streaming in the St. Stephen area and the port declined. Part of the ancient quay may still be seen. It ws a rotten borough which sent two MP's to Westminster until 1832.

The silt-buried original parish church in Tregony was dedicated to St James; it had to be abandoned in 1553. Since then, the church of Tregony has been that of St Cuby, situated at the top of the main street,

Of note in the village are a steep row of balconied almshouses built in 1696 and rebuilt in 1895

In the 14th century the town had woollen mills producing a rough serge known as Tregony Cloth.

Tregony's clock tower is being restored with a Lottery grant.

Tregony at one time had a castle, built by King John when he was Earl of Cornwall, in opposition to his elder brother, King Richard I, who was overseas fighting with the crusades. This castle was situated just below where the attractive 17th century almshouses now stand, but no trace of the castle survives today.

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Hart House School. In the 1820’s a private, fee paying, boys boarding school was opened at Tregony by Dr James Hart who was also a Minister at the local Congregational Chapel. The school, which was one of the largest in Cornwall, stayed in existence until 1893 when it was destroyed by fire.

Tregony Gallery shows original works of mainly Cornish artists.

Tregony, Cornwall genealogical information on Genuki

Tregony Local History


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