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:
1780-1820; 1830-1880; 1906-1914.
Study Area: St Just Mining Area
SW 3632
Main industry: Mining

Industrial history and significance

The mining areas around Botallack and Truthwall are some of the earliest, longest lived and best known in Cornwall. Here can be seen the effects on a pre-industrial topography and settlement pattern of almost the full range of recorded mining history, with at least three periods of growth discernible, and markedly different rates of survival -Truthwall in particular is now a much smaller settlement than during the peak period of industrial activity in the mid 19th century.

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 Botallack and Truthwall Report including the core text and the four illustrative map figures
 Title Description Format Size
CISI Botallack  report Report text. Format type: PDF


Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 2655kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 467kb
Figure 3 Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 470kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 629kb

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