Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative
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Council: Penwith District Council
North-west coast of West Penwith, north of St Just
Main period of industrial settlement growth: 1820-1880
Study Area: St Just Mining Area
NGR: SW 3934
Main industry: Mining

Industrial history and significance

Higher Bojewyan is a good example of the expansion and subsequent contraction of an old agricultural settlement affected by the mining boom in a period of less than fifty years. Bojewyan Stennack is one of the best examples of a completely industrial settlement, with unique connections with late tin streaming; the Portherras Valley floor at Stennack is an important and archaeologically sensitive area.

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.


The downloads offered below represent the different elements of the CISI Bojewyan Report including the core text and the four illustrative map figures
 Title Description Format Size
CISI Bojewyan  report Report text. Format type: PDF


Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 2654kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 470kb
Figure 3 Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 408kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 456kb

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Last Updated: 08/01/2004. © Cornwall County Council, Historic Environment Service.