Carbis

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Carbis
Carbis is located in Cornwall
Carbis
Carbis
Carbis shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW999595
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST. AUSTELL
Postcode district PL26
Dialling code 01726
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°24′04″N 4°49′01″W / 50.401°N 4.817°W / 50.401; -4.817Coordinates: 50°24′04″N 4°49′01″W / 50.401°N 4.817°W / 50.401; -4.817

Carbis is a hamlet 0.9 miles (1.4 km) east of Roche in Cornwall, England.[1] Carbis lies at about 495 feet (151 m) above sea level.[1]

Old china clay works at Carbis

Rosemellyn China Clay works lies 0.4 miles (0.64 km) north-east of Carbis. In the 19th century the mining of china clay was an important industry around St Austell indeed the area has the nickname of the "china clay country". The Rosemellyn China Clay company went into liquidation in 1918. A short railway branch line (now dismantled) ran from Carbis Wharf to the sidings at nearby Bugle as part of the Cornwall Minerals Railway.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "DEFRA Magic Map Application". DEFRA. Retrieved 10 January 2016.