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Name: POOL
Kerrier District Council
Mid-west Cornwall, between Camborne and Redruth on the A3047
Main period of industrial settlement growth:
18th century -1910
Study Area:
SW 6641
Main industry:

Industrial history and significance

Pool was one of the earliest and greatest of the copper mining areas, turning to tin in the later 19th century.  It has also been shaped by both early and 19th century tin streaming works.  It is, therefore, particularly interesting because its townscape is not only constrained but also intruded on by the mining industry.  It was home to some of the greatest of Cornwall’s engineers and was the birthplace of Richard Trevithick. It also enjoys an unusually high survival rate of all phases of its development.

The settlement’s individual identity from Illogan Highway and Tuckingmill requires protection with measures to control the extension of built development between the settlements and into the surrounding countryside, and to reinforce its historic core by re-thinking any future traffic management and/redevelopment schemes.

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


Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 765kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 590kb
Figure 3 Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 590kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 670kb

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