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Council: Kerrier District Council
Location: In mid-west Cornwall, off the A30 three miles to the east of Camborne and three miles south of the north coast.
Main period of industrial settlement growth: Medieval; 18th century –1910
Study Area: Camborne/Redruth
NGR: SW 7042
Main industry: Market, mining and engineering
Industrial history and significance
Mining was the biggest single industrial activity in the area, but its dominance in Redruth was more apparent than real
There is an exceptionally wide range of industrial buildings surviving in Redruth. What survives in Redruth is an outstanding resource for understanding the buildings and mechanics of the industrial processes of the time
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkable remains at Sara’s Foundry, where the scale and range of activities must have been typical of most local businesses.
Redruth was the capital of the greatest of all Cornwall’s mining areas, important for its marketing, financial, managerial and institutional roles
The greatest market town in west Cornwall, the length and complexity of its history is matched by the range, quality and complexity of its surviving historic fabric.
This settlement forms part of the proposed Cornwall & west Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site Bid, and is considered an important part of the context for the Bid. It has also been the subject of a study carried out by the Cornwall and Scilly Urban Survey.
The downloads offered below represent the different
elements of the CISI Redruth Report including the core text and the
fourteen illustrative map figures
|CISI Redruth report||Report text.||
|Figure 1||Location map||780kb|
|Figure 2||Historical development map||1555kb|
|Figure 3||Surviving historical components map||1563kb|
|Figure 4||Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map||1559kb|