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Name: TUCKINGMILL & ROSKEAR
Council:
Kerrier District Council
Location:
Mid-west Cornwall north of Carn Brea, in the Redruth-Camborne conurbation.
Main period of industrial settlement growth:
1830-80;1900-08; 1920s
Study Area:
Camborne/Redruth
NGR:
SW 6540
Main industry:
Copper and tin mining/ engineering/ fuseworks and other ancillary manufacturing

Industrial history and significance

·         Tuckingmill, at the heart of the principal Cornish industrial zone, is one of the best places in Cornwall to get a feel for the incorporation of industry within the urban environment– there are few better places where the visible remains of a whole range of industries can be discerned from the earliest times right through to the 1990s.

·         It contained within its boundaries some of the greatest of all Cornish mines (including Dolcoath) as well as the last surviving (South Crofty), and the Red River Valley was a dense network of mills, tin streaming, tailings works and arsenic works.

·         It was served by one of the earlier and more successful mineral railways in Britain.

·         More than this, Tuckingmill was the site of major manufacturing complexes of some of the best known companies in Cornwall – Bickford-Smith, Vivians, Bartles, Holmans, Bennets, the Climax Rock Drill company; exceptionally important groups of buildings relating to these still survive.

·         As a settlement, although it never grew to rival Camborne or Redruth, it contains within a small area one of the most representative collections of buildings and structures across a wide date range, set in a unique townscape preserving much of its pre-industrial topography.

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.

Downloads:

The downloads offered below represent the different elements of the CISI Tuckingmill - Roskear Report including the core text and the seven illustrative map figures
 
 Title Description Format Size
CISI Tuckingmill - Roskear report Report text. Format type: PDF

864kb

Figure 1 Location map Format type: PDF 822kb
Figure 2 Historical development map Format type: PDF 1037kb
Figure 3 Surviving historic components map Format type: PDF 1037kb
Figure 4 Gazetteer sites, existing designations and recommendations map Format type: PDF 1087kb
Figure 4a " Format type: PDF 710kb
Figure 4b " Format type: PDF 656kb
Figure 4c " Format type: PDF 721kb
       

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