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HER Number:29060
Name:TRUTHWALL - Early Medieval settlement, Medieval manor, Medieval settlement


The settlement and manor of Truthwall is first recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

Grid Reference:SW 5275 3236
Parish:Ludgvan, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 29060

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

The settlement and manor of Truthwall is first recorded as 'Treival' in the Domesday Survey of 1086 (b1). There are two entries in the Domesday Book: the first states that the manor was taken over by St Michael's Church after the Norman Conquest. Its entry says it had "land for 8 ploughs ... pasture 10 acres ... of these 2h the Count of Mortain took away 1h'. The second entry deals with the '1h' taken by the count. This had "land for 8 ploughs .. meadow 2 acres; pasture 60 acres" (b3). The name contains the early Cornish element tre 'estate', 'farmstead', followed by a personal name (b4). Truthwall is still occupied (b2).

<1> Gover, JEB, 1948, Place-Names of Cornwall, 645 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3402.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<3> Thorn, C & F (Eds), 1979, Domesday Book 10: Cornwall, 415, 5255 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4703.

<4> Padel, OJ, 1985, Cornish Place-Name Elements, 223 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4064.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO3402 - Bibliographic reference: Gover, JEB. 1948. Place-Names of Cornwall. 645.
[2]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[3]SCO4703 - Bibliographic reference: Thorn, C & F (Eds). 1979. Domesday Book 10: Cornwall. 415, 5255.
[4]SCO4064 - Bibliographic reference: Padel, OJ. 1985. Cornish Place-Name Elements. 223.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

29060.02Parent of: TRUTHWALL - Medieval chapel (Monument)
29060.03Parent of: TRUTHWALL - Medieval dovecote (Monument)
29060.01Parent of: TRUTHWALL - Medieval fortified house (Monument)