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Wendron & Poldark

Here along the bed of the river Cober alluvial tin was collected well before historical records began.

By the 16th century there was a huge underground mining industry covering 125,000 acres established with much of the barren heathland and down-land being divided into small holdings of 3 to 4 acres sufficient to support a family working on their mine. The field boundaries are clearly visible today.

Visit Poldark mine for an in-site into the wealth of mining history in the area. Originating in the 18th century it had heritage displays, underground tours, craft workshops, a restaurant and gift shop The church was originally named after the patron saint, Wendrona when established back in 1150 and has a wonderful stone built lych gate.

There are two stone circles nearby. Carnmenellis and also the Nine Maidens which has a diameter of 60 feet.

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