Morvah Parish Church
Morvah Parish Church

History of Morvah

Morvah in History

There is a holy well at Tregaminion Farm but it is covered by a modern concrete pump house. The ruins of the well chapel, stand near the intersection of a public bridleway from Morvah and the coast path.

There are many features of archaeological interest within Morvah parish including:
Bosullow Trehyllys courtyard house settlement, a village dating from the Iron Age and early Romano-British Dark Age period over 2000 years ago, which comprises of a number of round houses and at least three courtyard houses; the Men-an-Tol holed stone which is believed to be from the Bronze Age; Men Scryfa inscribed stone, nearly 2m in height with the inscription Rialobran Cvnoval fil (Rialobran, son of Cunoval)and probably dating from the 6th century (500AD); Chun Castle and Chun Quoit.

Morvah was a busy mining area during the 19th century with numerous mines working within the parish including Morvah Hill Mine, Morvah Consols which in 1873, sold 6 tons of black tin and the Morvah Zennor Mines which between them sold 195 tons of black tin between 1837 and 1839.



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