Tintagel Great Seal

We never thought we would be hunting seals in Tintagel but we are! The ancient seal of the Borough has disappeared.

This seal was last heard of in the possession of a Mrs.Symons of Bossiney about 100 years ago. The seal was used to impress sealing wax on to documents, and the mark was as shown. The handle consists of two acorns and oak leaves.

Has anyone seen the seal?

The inscription of the Seal reads ‘SIGILLVM MAIORIS ET BVRGIENSIV BVRGI DE TINTAIOEL’ (The sacred symbol of the Mayor and Burgesses of the Borough of Tintagel)