to this view of South Caradon mine web site. It is a project
aimed at providing an insight to the operation and history of a large disused
Cornish Copper mine.
this website of over 50 pages is described the view from the public right
of way that runs between Crows Nest and Minions. From this footpath the
remains of South Caradon can be seen across the Seaton valley laid out
across the landscape. A landscape that perhaps is the most complete example
of a copper mine in Cornwall. In describing this amazing view the history,
and layout of one of the county's most famous mines is explained.
sometimes block the site when it becomes too popular, I apologise if you have had
trouble getting in to us. Any willing hosts out there willing to give us
a free home drop us a line.
Caradon mine was one of the largest copper mines in Cornwall, and one
with a fascinating history. It is a enterprise with a rags to riches story
and one that had a huge impact on the social, financial and transport history
of South East Cornwall. The emigration that resulted from its final closure
spread this impact around the world to wherever metal was mined.
the awareness of history in the landscape.
examples of the interpretation of an Industrial landscape..
and hopefully add to the knowledge of this very important site.
Cornish mining terms and technology.
The mine now forms an
important part of the Cornish World heritage site bid.
many mine sites in Cornwall dangers may still exist, many hidden.
web site is published as a resource to those using public rights of
|" Far beneath the embankment
on which we stood ,men women and children were breaking and washing ore
in a perfect marsh of copper coloured mud and copper coloured water. we
had penetrated to the very centre of the noise, the bustle. and the population
on the surface of a great mine"
Wilkie Collins Victorian
Novelist , view from LCR
Rambles beyond Railways