Scorrier

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Scorrier Church

Scorrier is a village in Cornwall, England, UK. 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.[1] The Plymouth to Penzance railway line passes through the village and between 1852 and 1964 it had its own station. A. E. Rodda & Son, 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.

Assa Govranckowe 1580, Kyver Ankou c. 1720, is a place on the Penwith – Kerrier border near Scorrier which is derived from keverango (meaning "hundreds"). Here the four western hundreds of Cornwall meet at a single point (Penwith, northwest; Kerrier, southwest; Powder, southeast; Pydar, northeast).

Scorrier House[edit]

Main article: Scorrier House

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Map of Great Britain; Truro and Falmouth, sheet 190. 1961
  2. ^ "Poldice Mine, Cornwall". Cornwall Calling. 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