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Industrial history and significance
Originally a small medieval churchtown, St Just grew into the principal centre of the old mining area, with growth dependent on the industry since at least the 17th century. The rapid expansion of the 1830s created a boom town, with rows of cottages laid out on a fixed plan that make it more like a northern English industrial town than any other settlement in the area. With a market developed by the 17th century, the industrial period saw increasing development of the commercial and service sectors in the town, along with religious and educational establishments. Even after the failure of local mines in the 1860s, St Just continued to provide and even expand these facilities for the wider area, and is still the main population and service centre west of Penzance.
The downloads offered below represent the different
elements of the CISI St Just Report including the core text and the
four illustrative map figures.
|CISI St Just report||Report text.||
|Figure 1||Location map||2654kb|
|Figure 2||Historical development map||872kb|
|Figure 3||Surviving historical components map||877kb|
|Figure 4||Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map||797kb|