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Industrial history and significance
Nancherrow/Tregeseal is unlike any other of the settlements in the study area because of its valley location and association with service industry (Holmans). There was early tin-streaming at the lower (western) and upper ends of the valley, which continued in the later case well into the 19th century. The stream running through the valley was most important for milling, however, both corn milling and tin stamping. By the early 19th century, the whole length of the valley in the settlement area, and below it to the sea, was a complex of leats, ponds and mills. Waterpower also led to Holman’s Foundry being built here in 1834. Holman’s became the dominant industrial site and the main generator of workers’ housing in the valley. Although the Foundry buildings have now been nearly all demolished, there is a wealth of the visible remains of the mills and leat systems intermixed with both workers’ and proprietors’ houses giving the valley a unique character.
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 Beacon Report including the core text and the
four illustrative map figures.
|CISI Nancherrow and Tregeseal report||Report text.||
|Figure 1||Location map||2655kb|
|Figure 2||Historical development map||762kb|
|Figure 3||Surviving historical components map||764kb|
|Figure 4||Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map||641kb|