Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesTruthall; Tregewell; Tregewel; Triuall; Trithwell; Treyuthall
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityCornwall
1974 AuthorityCornwall
Civil ParishLudgvan

Site of the manor of Truthall, recorded in the Domesday Book. The manor house was granted a licence to crenellate to Ralph de Bloyou in 1335 and a chapel was licensed in 1387. Its site is said to be covered by the debris of West Wheal Fortune mine. (PastScape)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSW528324
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 695
  • Higham, Robert A., 1999, 'Castles, Fortified Houses and Fortified Towns in the Middle Ages' in Kain, R. and Ravenhill, W., Historical Atlas of South-West England (University of Exeter Press) p. 136-43
  • Salter, Mike, 1999, The Castles of Devon and Cornwall (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 47 (slight)
  • Russell, Vivien, 1971, West Penwith survey p. 75
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 410 online copy


  • Preston-Jones, Ann and Rose, Peter, 1986, 'Medieval Cornwall' Cornish Archaeology Hendhyscans Kernow Vol. 25 p. 135-185 online copy
  • Henderson, C., 1957-60, 'Ecclesiastical History' Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall Vol. 3 p. 310-1

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1895, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1334-38) Vol. 3 p. 77 online copy


  • Gover, J.E.B., 1948, Place-Names of Cornwall (Typescript; Royal Institution of Cornwall) p. 645