Carnon, Cornwall

Historical Description

Carnon, a stream and a village in Cornwall. The stream runs 4 miles south-eastward, down a valley, to the head of a creek of Falmouth harbour, 4 miles N of Falmouth. Great tin stream works were carried on at its mouth, over a space 300 yards wide, upwards of a mile long, some distance into the bed of the estuary, and banked round to keep off the water, but have been abandoned. The village stands a short way up the stream, and has extensive works for preparing arsenic from arsenical pyrites.

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.