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Madron (Cornish: Eglosmadern) and Sancreed (Cornish: Eglossankres) are the two landlocked parishes on the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall.


Mainly a rural area with a number of small settlements, hamlets and a few villages including Madron, Tredinnick, Lower Ninnes, New Mill, Newbridge, Tregavarah, Sancreed, Bejouans, Bosvennen, Botreah, Drift, Sancreed, Trenuggo, and Tregonnebris.

Get in[edit]

The area is best accessed by car as this allows you to easily visit the sites. Alternatively train services run from London to Penzance, from here the A17 bus service towards Pendeen, operated by Transport for Cornwall, calls at Madron, check timetables before travelling.

Get around[edit]

Some sites in the area listed below are accessible by car, however parking may be limited. Other sites require walking across the moorland, having access to an offline map of the area is highly recommended.

Map of Madron and Sancreed


  • 3 Carn Galver Mine (next to the road along the B3306 between Morvah and Porthmeor). Ruins of two former tin mine engine houses overlook the sea right next to the main road. Carn Galver Mine (Q97311167) on Wikidata

Prehistoric remains[edit]

The area around Madron and Sancreed is rich in prehistoric remains with many megalithic monuments spanning the moorland.

  • 7 Lanyon Quoit (SW 430337). Dolmen. Lanyon Quoit (Q1725167) on Wikidata Lanyon Quoit on Wikipedia
  • 8 Boskednan Stone Circle. A stone circle also known as the Nine Maidens, although only six of the original stones remain its position on the moorland make it a prominent feature in the landscape. Boskednan stone circle (Q1541897) on Wikidata Boskednan stone circle on Wikipedia
  • 9 Mulfra Quoit. Small chambered tomb, the capstan stone has slipped and leans to one side of its supports. Mulfra Quoit (Q1952135) on Wikidata Mulfra Quoit on Wikipedia
  • 10 Mên Scryfa. early Christian inscribed memorial stone. Mên Scryfa (Q15949914) on Wikidata Mên Scryfa on Wikipedia







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