Tintagel in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
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The village of Tintagel, once known as Trevena, has been enormously influenced by the presence of the castle since it was built in the 1230s.
The medieval village of Trevena was enhanced by Earl Richard who founded a borough, granting it a Wednesday market and an annual fair. The village population declined when the castle was abandoned, but saw renewed growth in the 19th century, when many residents were employed at nearby slate quarries and mines.
1 Camelot Castle Hotel – This dominating building, designed by the architect Silvanus Trevail, was completed in 1899.
2 Platforms - These winch platforms and nearby buildings were used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for loading slate from nearby quarries onto waiting boats.
3 Beach Café - First constructed as the office and workshops for the 19th-century lead and silver mine under the headland.
4 Visitor centre – Originally 'Castle Cottage' where Florence Nightingale Richards lived with her mother in the 1890s, selling refreshments and acting as castle guide.
5 Village - By about 1900, the village had changed its name from Trevena to Tintagel, making the most of its association with the famous castle.
Location. 50° Touch for map. Located near Tintagel Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Tintagel, England PL34 0HE, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A changing coastline (here, next to this marker); The Trader’s tale (within shouting distance of this marker); The Priest’s tale (within shouting distance of this marker); A romantic retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Excavations and discoveries (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Well (about 120 meters away); A complicated ruin (about 120 meters away); Prince Dafydd’s tale (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tintagel.
Also see . . .
1. Tintagel on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. English Heritage - Tintagel Castle. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Tintagel Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.