Newquay Old Cornwall Archaeology Group

NOCAG Cornwall Community Celebration October 2017 at Eden

Newquay Old Cornwall Archaeology Group was established in 2009 and is headed by Sheila Harper, the society's Warden of Ancient Monuments and Archaeology Recorder.

Most of our work in and around Newquay covering seven parishes is preserving work through what is commonly known in archaeological circles as scrub bashing. This is particularly important to prevent invasive plants and their roots breaking apart historic buildings and monuments. It also helps the wider public appreciate what we have here in the Newquay and surrounding parishes of archaeological interest.

The group do go on educational and social trips to sites throughout Cornwall including museums and other locations of historic interest. We welcome new members and would like to set up a second group so that we can cover more sites and locations within our area. Please contact us at if you are interested in joining us in helping preserve our areas historic sites.

Click here to see'The NOCAG Diaries' to see what the team's been up to since the end of lockdown

Over the years NOCAG has worked on many sites and projects within the seven parishes covered by Newquay Old Cornwall Society. The work they carry out includes clearance work and the monitoring of sites and monuments for damage, erosion and other factors, advising the overseeing authorities, such as Historic England as necessary.

These include the following (the blue link will take you to the site page)

Mawgan Porth ancient village

Old Trevemper Bridge

Trevelgue Head (Porth Island)