Tregonning Hill near Ashton
Tregonning Hill near Ashton

Ashton

Cornwall Information & Accommodation Guide


Tregonning Hill near Ashton

Tregonning Hill near Ashton


Ashton, meaning 'ash tree farm' (also known in Cornish as Trevonnen), is a small village which dates from the 19th century and stands in the Parish of Breage

The name is believed to derive from the English rather than the Cornish language and to be associated with ash trees.

Nearby Tregonning Hill is excellent for walking and its summit makes a good viewpoint for Mounts Bay and the surrounding area. The hill is famous as the place where kaolin (china clay) was discovered by William Cookworthy circa 1745.

On the slope of Tregonning Hill was the site of an ancient settlement dating from c.6th century. It is believed that this was the original site of St Breaca's church. St Breaca is thought to be one of a number of Irish Saints who arrived in the Hayle area. Breaca fled here after her party was attacked. The remains of an Iron Age hill fort known variously as Castle Pencaire, Pencaer, Caer Conan and Loban Rath have also been noted as the place where St Breaca is thought to have fled to. There are no remains visible of the oratory which the saint established here.

General Information

The village has some local facilities.


Plan your journey in Cornwall


Do you have information of a historic or community interest about Ashton which you would like featured on this page please email us with your information.

 

Location:
Located in West Cornwall near to the South coast on the A394 between Penzance and Helston.

Road directions to Ashton

 

 

Books online:
Click here to buy books online about Ashton

 


Find all the Dog Friendly beaches in Cornwall

 

 

Places of interest in or around Ashton

Towns, villages and other locations
 

 

Cornish phrases and place names


  Topical phrases of the month July: 'Telling the Time'

  Place Name of the Month July: Polglase



 

Footpath to Tregonning Hill
Footpath to Tregonning Hill



Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Accommodation Late Availability Offers and Cornwall Last Minute

Click here for
Ashton
Accommodation


Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Business Special Offers, Discounts and Promotions

Businesses
in or around Ashton

 


 

Things to do
in this area

 

 

JULY
EVENTS in CORNWALL
- click here -

 

Poldark filming locations in Cornwall
Tour Poldark Country with our Poldark Trail

 

 

Find Cornwall Locations

 

Events & what's on diary for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Events in Cornwall

 

Find accommodation in Cornwall

Cornwall holiday accommodation directory search for hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs, camp sites, self catering.


   Extra Options

 

Online advertising in Cornwall. Low cost high quality internet advertising for your accommodation or business

 

The above code is the QR Code for this page

 

© AWMP Creative Media, all rights reserved, modifications by Choughmountain Design