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Scorrier is a village in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. It is about 2 miles northeast of the centre of Redruth and 3 miles south-east of the coast at Porthtowan, on the A30 road at the junction of the A3047 road that leads west to Camborne and the B3298 road south to Carharrack. The Plymouth to Penzance railway line passes through the village and between 1852 and 1964 it had its own station. Rodda's, the principal maker of clotted cream is based here.

The village is within the Gwennap Mining District of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

Scorrier House[edit]

Scorrier House, just south of the village, was built in 1778 by John Williams the Third of the Williams family, from the fortune he made from tin mining; it was substantially enlarged in 1845.[1] In the 19th century the plant collector William Lobb became gardener to the Williams family at the house and grew many rare plants there. The gardens are now open to the public by appointment.[2]


  1. ^ "Poldice Mine, Cornwall". Cornwall Calling. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Scorrier House". Gardens of Cornwall. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Scorrier at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°15′29″N 5°11′56″W / 50.258°N 5.199°W / 50.258; -5.199