Sticker, Cornwall

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Sticker
Cornish: Stekyer
Sticker is located in Cornwall
Sticker
Sticker
 Sticker shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW978502
Civil parish St Mewan
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST AUSTELL
Postcode district PL26
Dialling code 01726
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament St Austell and Newquay
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall

Coordinates: 50°19′00″N 4°50′26″W / 50.3167°N 4.8405°W / 50.3167; -4.8405

Sticker (Cornish: Stekyer)[1] is a former mining village in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies in the parish of St Mewan. The nearest town is St Austell three miles (4.5 km) to the north-east.

Great Hewas Mine[edit]

In 1785, Sticker was described as "a new place"[2] and it was a settlement for workers in the Great Hewas Mine on its western outskirts. Great Hewas was worked in the 18th century, a 45-inch Boulton & Watt pumping engine was installed in the 1790s. By the 19th century, the mine employed over 250 people, producing not only tin, but copper, lead, and some silver. Two smaller mines to the west, Ventonwyn and Hewas Water, worked alongside Great Hewas. The last of these mines ceased production in 1926, though the chimney of Ventonwyn engine house is still a local landmark.[3]

Village history[edit]

St Mark's Mission Church

John Wesley, founder of Methodism, preached at Sticker in August 1785,[2] when the Methodist theologian Adam Clarke was one of the circuit ministers for the village.[4] A Methodist chapel in Lower Sticker was built by miners in their spare time in 1836. A second chapel was built in Sticker in 1876.[5]

An Anglican church was designed by architect George Edmund Street in 1848/49,[6] but was never built. The current St Mark's Mission Church[7] designed by James Piers St Aubyn opened in 1877.[8] St Mark's is a chapel of ease for the parish church at St Mewan.

One of the oldest establishments in the village is the Hewas Inn, formerly the Great Hewas Inn, which was rebuilt in 1825[5] and is now a Grade II listed building.

The village today[edit]

Sticker village

Since the 1960s, large numbers of bungalows and housing estates have been built in and around the village, which is within commuting distance of St Austell and Truro. As a result, Sticker now has around 450 homes, a population of about 1150 and an electorate of around 850. It has a shop and post office and a regular bus service to St Austell, Truro and the surrounding villages. The village hall is maintained and run by Sticker Village Association. St Mark's church and the Methodist chapel have community halls.[5]

David Tremlett, the conceptual artist, was born in Sticker.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ a b J. Wesley, Journal, Vol. 4, p.305 (1867)
  3. ^ http://www.cornwallinfocus.co.uk/history/greathewas.php
  4. ^ A. Clarke et al., An account of the infancy, religious and literary life of Adam Clarke, p.178 (1833)
  5. ^ a b c http://www.stickercornwall.co.uk/page14.html
  6. ^ A.E. Street, A memoir of George Edmund Street, p.11 (1972)
  7. ^ http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/113340 photo of church
  8. ^ http://www.caerkief.co.uk/Churches/Mewan.html
  9. ^ "Gering & López Gallery - Artist bio". Retrieved 2008-09-26. 

External links[edit]

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