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Name: CHACEWATER
Council:
Carrick District Council
Location:
Mid-west Cornwall, between Redruth and Truro on the B33298.
Main period of industrial settlement growth:
1820s-30s
Study Area:
St Day/Gwennap
NGR:
SW 75 44
Main industry:
Copper and tin mining; marketing and servicing

Industrial history and significance

Inherent interest as part of one of the earliest and most significant mining areas in Cornwall; the growth of the 18th century copper industry here in particular was associated with innovation and the development of steam technology.

Chacewater is significant as an example of how the need to service a scattered mining population (here largely living in hamlets and smallholdings in the surrounding area) led to the creation of a deliberately planned and built service and market centre, fitted into an earlier, informally developed settlement.

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.

Downloads:

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

2253kb

Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 1450kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 240kb
Figure 3 Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 220kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 260kb
       

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