Trescoe, Cornwall

Historical Description

Trescoe, one of the Scilly Islands, 2 miles NW of St Mary's. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penzance. Acreage, 965; population, 315. It is next in size to St Mary's, contains a village called Dolphin, also the residence of the proprietor of the islands, on the site of an abbey founded in the 10th century, and annexed in the time of Henry I. to Tavistock Abbey; likewise ruins of two fortalices called Charles' Castle and Oliver Cromwell's Castle. The aloe flourishes in great luxuriance; the eucalyptus and the camphor tree are also grown.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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Visitations Heraldic

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