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Council: Kerrier District Council
Location: Mid-west Cornwall
Main period of industrial settlement growth: 1820 - 1925
Study Area: Camborne-Redruth
NGR: SW 6440
Main industry: Mining and engineering
Industrial history and significance
Camborne is central to understanding the history of Cornish and world metal mining. Despite an underlying pre-industrial base, it is in its present form strongly industrial in character. It is one of the best places in Cornwall to trace the effects of the sudden booms and recessions that characterised Cornish mining, and in particular the rapid recovery of the copper industry in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. It was also home to Trevithick and other leading engineers who had such a profound effect on world mining.
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 Camborne Report including the core text and the
nine illustrative map figures.
|CISI Camborne report||Report text.||
|Figure 1||Location map||766kb|
|Figure 2||Historical development map||1178kb|
|Figure 3||Surviving historical components map||1387kb|
|Figure 4||Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map||1577kb|