Carmeirs or Cairnmeirs, Cornwall

Historical Description

Carmeirs or Cairnmeirs, a valley in Cornwall, descending from the hills of Hensbarrow, south-eastward, past Luxulian, to the vicinity of St Blazey. It is traversed by a romantic stream, and by a railway from the china-clay works of Hensbarrow to the Harbour of Par, is flanked by granite cliffs and tors in picturesque arrangement, has in one part a grand cascade through a wood, and presents finer groups of scenery with water, wood, and rock, than any other valley of Cornwall.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5