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Name: HAYLE
Council:
Penwith District Council

Industrial history and significance

Located on the north Cornish coast, within the beautiful natural setting of the Hayle Estuary, this has been a focus for settlement and maritime trade since prehistoric times. From at least the mid 18th century it developed into one of the County’s main industrial ports, serving surrounding mines and becoming home to the Cornish Copper Company and two of Cornwall’s three largest iron foundries. Internationally renowned for the scale of their work and the breadth of their engineering expertise, these rival companies (Copperhouse Foundry and Harvey’s Foundry) were largely responsible for the expansion of Hayle during the 19th century, when the twin settlements of Copperhouse and Foundry developed side by side.

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 will also be the subject of a study carried out by the Cornwall and Scilly Urban Survey.

Downloads:

The downloads offered below represent the different elements of the Hayle Historical Assessment Report including the core text and the thirty-nine illustrative map figures. A number of the files are quite large and may take some time to download.
 
 Title Description Format Size
Hayle Historical Assessment  Report Main report text. Format type: PDF

2848kb

Hayle Historical Assessment Inventory Inventory of archaeological and historical sites. Format type: PDF 765kb
Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 870kb
Figure 2 Key map - project study area and location of key areas described in the report Format type: PDF 3772kb
Figure 3 Prehistoric and medieval setting Format type: PDF 6258kb
Figure 4 Historical development - overview Format type: PDF 1906kb
Figure 5a Historical development - Hayle Harbour Format type: PDF 1797kb
Figure 5b " Format type: PDF 1833kb
Figure 5c " Format type: PDF 1847kb
Figure 5d " Format type: PDF 1852kb
Figure 6a Historical development - Copperhouse Format type: PDF 1810kb
Figure 6b " Format type: PDF 1847kb
Figure 6c " Format type: PDF 1860kb
Figure 6d " Format type: PDF 1864kb
Figure 7a Historical development - Foundry Format type: PDF 1828kb
Figure 7b " Format type: PDF 1864kb
Figure 7c " Format type: PDF 1878kb
Figure 7d " Format type: PDF 1886kb
Figure 8 Surviving historic components - overview Format type: PDF 1781kb
Figure 9 Surviving historic components - Hayle Harbour Format type: PDF 1854kb
Figure 10 Surviving historic components - Copperhouse Format type: PDF 1866kb
Figure 11 Surviving historic components - Foundry Format type: PDF 1888kb
Figure 12 Areas of buried archaeological potential Format type: PDF 3668kb
Figure 13 Existing designations and recommended Conservation Area revisions Format type: PDF 3139kb
Figure 14 Key map to inventory maps Format type: PDF 2999kb
Figure 15a Inventory maps of standing historic structures Format type: PDF 2586kb
Figure 15b " Format type: PDF 3415kb
Figure 15c " Format type: PDF 3850kb
Figure 15d " Format type: PDF 4869kb
Figure 15e " Format type: PDF 6259kb
Figure 15f " Format type: PDF 3985kb
Figure 15g " Format type: PDF 4371kb
Figure 15h " Format type: PDF 4679kb
Figure 16a Inventory maps of demolished, buried and artefact sites Format type: PDF 3901kb
Figure 16b " Format type: PDF 4148kb
Figure 16c " Format type: PDF 4899kb
Figure 16d " Format type: PDF 5212kb
Figure 16e " Format type: PDF 4418kb
Figure 16f " Format type: PDF 4784kb
Figure 16g " Format type: PDF 4000kb
Figure 16h " Format type: PDF 3512kb
       

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Last Updated: 16/12/2004. © Cornwall County Council, Historic Environment Service.