Volunteers are being sought to work with Cornwall Council’s historic environment team in identifying historic buildings and places in the Clay Country and Redruth.
Cornwall Council is piloting the Cornwall Local Heritage List Project as part of a national campaign with 22 areas chosen to benefit from an allocation of £1.5 million by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
The Clay Country has been chosen to be one of two areas to pilot a Local Heritage List as it not well-represented on the national heritage list. China Clay has been dug in Cornwall since the mid-18th century and the industry has had a dramatic effect on the landscape. As a result, the Clay Country is home to a range of interesting heritage sites in both urban and rural settings, and there is a strong sense of cultural identity intimately linked with the historic environment. The area proposed includes the communities of Roche, St Dennis, St Enoder, St Stephen and Treverbyn, St Blazey, Par, St Mewan, Luxulyan, Fowey and St Austell, where the project will build on the St Austell Townscape Heritage project.