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HER Number:29308
Name:RETALLACK - Medieval settlement


The settlement of Retallack is first recorded in the early C13.

Grid Reference:SW 5691 3120
Parish:St Hilary, Penwith, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 29308

Monument Type(s):

Full description

The settlement of Retallack is first recorded in the early 13th century, when it is spelt 'Retaluc' (b3). The name is Cornish and contains the elements rid 'ford' and either hal 'moor', 'marsh' or tal 'brow', 'front', 'end' (b4). Retallack is still occupied (b2).

<1> Gover, JEB, 1948, Place-Names of Cornwall, 604 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3402.

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

<3> Institute Of Cornish Studies, 1987, Place-Names Index (Bibliographic reference). SCO3621.

<4> Padel, OJ, 1985, Cornish Place-Name Elements, 125, 197, 214, 302 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4064.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO3402 - Bibliographic reference: Gover, JEB. 1948. Place-Names of Cornwall. 604.
[2]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[3]SCO3621 - Bibliographic reference: Institute Of Cornish Studies. 1987. Place-Names Index.
[4]SCO4064 - Bibliographic reference: Padel, OJ. 1985. Cornish Place-Name Elements. 125, 197, 214, 302.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded