Early Years

The Boom Years

About Redruth Town Trail

Looking up Fore Street, Redruth to the Clock Tower

A short walk around the centre
of Redruth exploring its
historical, architectural and
mining heritage.

These pages guide you on a short walk around the centre of Redruth, exploring its historic, architectural and mining heritage, starting and ending at the railway station. It is one of a series of leaflets and trails which are being developed to help you explore Redruth, its surrounding historic sites and landscape, proposed as a World Heritage Site.

Redruth sits at the hub of a network of trails and paths associated with the former mining tramroads, 50km of which are being made accessible to the public by the Mineral Tramways Project The first stretch to be completed and waymarked is the Portreath Tramroad.

Further information about the Mineral Tramways Project routes can be obtained from: Groundwork Kerrier, Old Cowlin's Mill, Penhallick, Carn Brea, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3YR. Tel: +44 (0) 1209 612917 REDRUTH TOWN TRAIL

If you are interested in the history of Redruth look out for the following publications, available from local bookshops and the Cornish Studies Library, Redruth:

  • Redruth & its People, Michael Tangye, published by M Tangye (l988)
  • Annals of an Ancient Comish Town: Redruth, Frank Michell, published by Dyllansow Truran (1985)
  • Redruth Town Trail, Cornwall Heritage Project, published by County Planning Department, County Hall, Truro (1988)
  • A Redruth Town Guide, published by Civic & Regional Publications (1992),
    is available from the Town Council +44 (0) 1209 210038.

Published by
Redruth Regeneration Action Group
with funding from
Redruth Town Council, Kerrier District Council, Civic Trust Groundwork Kerrier and the Department of the Environment

Text by Civic Trust
Watercolour illustrations by Roy Billingham
Engravings courtesy of Thc Cornish Studies Library, Redruth

Thanks are especially due to Michael Tangye and Terry Knight of the Redruth Old Cornwall Society for their help.

© Redruth Regeneration Action Group 1994

Engraved view of Carn Brea, near Redruth, 1859
Carn Brea, near Redruth, 1859
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