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Kerrier District Council
Main period of  industrial  settlement growth: 1842-1878
Study Area: Camborne/Redruth
NGR: SW 66210 37983 (centre)
Main industry: Mainly tin but with some copper mining

Industrial history and significance

The development of Troon as a settlement was directly allied to the rising fortunes of the nearby mines. From a small agricultural hamlet the village expanded to house the ever-increasing workforce. The chapels, shops and services all developed to meet the needs of the miners and their families, and developed so far that Troon had, and retains, many of the characteristics of a small town rather than a simple village. The form of the village and the type of housing can be compared to and contrasted with other settlements situated on the Great Flat Lode such as Beacon and Tuckingmill. Beyond this, however, there are unusual elements to Troon's character that place it apart from most similar settlements. Most of the village was an adjunct to the Pendarves estate. While this meant that some elements of the expanding industrial settlement, like the church and school, were located on the Pendarves estate village at Treslothan (now virtually joined up to the expanding ribbon development of Troon), and only later provided at the main village, it also meant a rare degree of architectural control. In particular, Pendarves Street was conceived as, and appears as, a formal approach to the Treslothan estate a much as part of an industrial settlement. There are similarities in this to the nearby and earlier development at Praze an Beeble and its relationship to Clowance house, but the programme at Troon was carried out with unusual formality.

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


Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 348kb
Figure 2a Historical development map Format type: PDF 686kb
Figure 2b " Format type: PDF 702kb
Figure 3a Surviving historical components map Format type: PDF 672kb
Figure 3b " Format type: PDF 263kb
Figure 4a Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 335kb
Figure 4b " Format type: PDF 321kb

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