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Kerrier District Council
Location: mid-west Cornwall, between Camborne and Redruth
Main period of  industrial  settlement growth: 18th century-1910
Study Area: Camborne/Redruth
NGR: SW 6842
Main industry: Mining

Industrial history and significance

Illogan Highway’s industrial significance is linked primarily to the fortunes of its neighbouring mines and those further afield around Pool and the Tolgus Lodes. It was a simple dormitory settlement along the main road through this principal mining area, contrasting with more varied residential and industrial neighbours like Pool and Tuckingmill, and major centres at Redruth and Camborne.

Illogan Highway’s character is severely affected by its location on a road used by consistently heavy traffic to Pool Industrial Estate.

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


Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 731kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 563kb
Figure 3 Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 557kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 696kb

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