This page will expand over the next few months as I resurrect the old ‘views of South Caradon’ website. As each of the old pages are transferred, refreshed, and expanded, this page will also grow. Each post added to the blog will be reflected in the index below, the index eventually forming the home page for a new web resourced dedicated to the South Caradon mine in Cornwall.
The Richest Copper Mine in South East Cornwall
South Caradon Mine was one of the largest copper mines in Cornwall, and one with a fascinating history. It is an 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 mine now forms an important part of the Cornish World Heritage Site.
An Index of posts
The Engine houses
Other online resources
My South Caradon Related Books
If you are in the Caradon area, or passing through, pop in to the wonderful bookshop in Liskeard. It has an excellent local history section that includes the paperbacks listed here. Other sources of these books in Cornwall include the giftshops at Geevor Mine, Wheal Martyn and Wheal Edward.
The History and Progress of Mining in the Liskeard and Caradon District
By Willian Webb and Edward Geach (1863)
An exploration of Brenton Symons’s Geological map
William West of Tredenham