Trevelgue Head

Iron Age Hillfort, Mine, Settlement and Tin Mine

Trevelgue Head, also known as Porth Island, is a headland north-east of Newquay, Cornwall, England. It is the site of an Iron Age promontory fort with defensive ramparts and two round barrows dating from the early Bronze Age.

Romano-British Tin Mines in Cornwall

Carnon,¹ Feock, Cornwall
SW8562
Treloy, St. Columb Minor, Cornwall
SW8865
Carnanton, Magwan in Pyder, Cornwall
SX0367
Boscarne,¹ Bodmin, Cornwall
  1. The mines at Carnon and Boscarne are included in the OS Map of Roman Britain 3rd edition, published in 1956, but are omitted from the current OS publication Historical Map and Guide – Roman Britain, first published in 1994.

References for Trevelgue Head

  • Historical Map and Guide – Roman Britain by the Ordnance Survey (3rd, 4th & 5th eds., 1956, 1994 & 2001).

Map References for Trevelgue Head

NGRef: SW8263 OSMap: LR200

Roman Roads near Trevelgue Head

Possible Trackway: SW (16) to Carn Brea (Carn Brea, Cornwall) Possible Road/Trackway: E (13) to Nanstallon