Sheridans Guides to Great Britan & Ireland

Delabole, Cornwall

Delabole is a large village in north Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated approximately two miles (3 km) west of Camelford . The village of Delabole came into existence in the 20th century; it is named after the Delabole Quarry. There were three hamlets: Pengelly, Medrose and Rockhead. When the railway arrived, the station was named Delabole after the quarry, and the three hamlets merged in order to keep the name consistent and prevent confusion. Delabole is said to be the third highest village in Cornwall. Treligga military airfield and HMS Vulture II, an aerial bombing and gunnery range, were situated west of Delabole.

Map of Delabole