Lanner village with Carn Marth beyond
Lanner shown within Cornwall
|Population||2,690 (Civil Parish, 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||Camborne and Redruth|
Lanner is in the St Day, Carharrack and Lanner ward which had a collective population of 5,438 in 2001. The population of Lanner civil parish was 2,493 in the 2001 census, increasing to 2,690 at the 2011 census. The village has a primary school, Lanner School.
The name "Lanner" comes from the Cornish "Lannergh", which means "a clearing". The village is a former tin and copper mining parish which grew rapidly in the 19th-century, but has been recorded as far back as 1542, and with settlement traces back to the Bronze Age.
The foundation stone of the Anglican chapel (which became the parish church in 1844) in Lanner was laid on 20 April 1839. The Times reported that "On Wednesday, the 20th ult., the first stone of a new chapel at Lanner, in Gwennap, was laid by the Venerable Archdeacon Sheepshanks". Until constituted a parish in 1844 Lanner (or Lannarth) was part of the parish of Gwennap.
Lanner has a large Wesleyan Methodist chapel. The former Bible Christian chapel is now used as the Village Hall and the former Primitive Methodist chapel is now used as the silver band's rehearsal room.
Lanner lies in a valley with Carn Marth hill rising 235 metres (771 ft) north of the village. Lanner Hill is west of the village and Tresavean Hill is to the south. The village is centred on a square and straddles the A393 Redruth to Falmouth road. The village slopes down the valley; the west end is known as Lanner Hill and the east end as Lanner Moor.
The village is well known for the "Lanner and District Silver Band" which is among the more prominent of the brass bands in Cornwall. The American countertenor Richard Jose was born in Lanner in 1862: he emigrated to the United States and died in 1941. Electronic musician Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) grew up in Lanner.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
- GENUKI website; Lanner; retrieved 10 February 2015
- Ofsted inspection, April 2008
- Lanner village website; retrieved April 2010
-  Tresavean Mine: data sheet
-  Tresavean Mine: History
- The Times, Saturday, 11 May 1839; pg. 3; Issue 17039; col D
- "Richard J. Jose". Retrieved 2009-03-21.
- Schwartz, Sharron and Parker, Roger Lanner - A Cornish Mining Parish, Tiverton, Devon, Halsgrove. 1998, ISBN 1-84114-019-8.
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