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.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.