Redruth Trail 3 - St Euny Trail

This Trail leads you from the middle of town, down past the Tinner’s Hounds sculptures created, from the casts of miner’s boots. Cross Penryn Street, and head west out of town and onto the village of Carn Brea. Follow the trail, left onto part of the great Flat Lode Trail which will lead you to St Euny Church.

The church is at the heart of an important mining landscape, amid many impressive reminders of mines, stamps and engine houses all within a mile. St Euny’s memorials and gravestones reveal how mining changed the fortunes of Redruth people, and how mining also took Cornish people all over the world.

From the church, the trail takes you up to the abandoned engine houses of Wheal Uny mine, which in 1865 employed over 350 people and then head back down Trewirgie Hill into town.

Address: Symons Terrace, Redruth TR15 1AA

Lat: N 50° 23′ 40.86″
Long: W -5° 22′ 92.17″

OS Grid Ref: SW 69809 42112

Distance: 4 miles

Terrain: Moderate

Facilities available for this trail

Parking – parking in the car park.

Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop

Eating and shopping – stores and shops in the town centre.

Public houses – there are no pubs along the trail.

Accessibility

Family and children friendly – the route is family friendly.

Cycle Trail – good trail but some rough sections.

Horse Riding Trail – trail is suitable in some places.

Walking Trail – a moderate trail.

Disability access – suitable for large scooters.

2017-07-24

Redruth Trail 3

  • Author: trailZZzone
  • Created: 24th July 2017
  • Updated: 8th August 2017
Route type: Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Moderate
Disabled Friendly: Large Scooters

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  • Distance 4 miles
  • Time 1 h 34 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 338 ft
  • Peak 558 ft
  • Climb 499 ft
  • Descent 502 ft
  • Distance Instructions
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Points of Interest

TROUNSON’S STORE

On the corner with Alma Place was Samuel & Tom Trouson’s high class grocery store. Built for £2000 it’s ornate stone and brickwork is topped with carved pinnacles.

Location: SW 69931 42049

 

 

THE TOWN CLOCK

Before 1841 you could have been locked up in the Police cells here and in 1904 the tower was raised by a whole storey. It is said that this was done so that miners living at the top of town could see the time.

Location: SW 69916 42035

MINING EXCHANGE

The proximity to the railway station attracted many dealers to this part of town. To the left is the Purser of Wheal Peevor’s office and to the right the former Bain & Field’s Bank.

Location: SW 69970 41938

 

 

OLD TOWN HALL AND COURT HOUSE

Just before the viaduct the Old Town Hall and Court House, erected under the Small Debts Court Act by Robert Blee.

Location: SW 69834 41861

RAILWAY VIADUCT

Built from Carn Marth, Carn Brea and Devon granite, its massive arches are 70 feet high. It replaced Brunel’s wooden viaduct of 1852.

Location: SW 69842 41836

 

 

THE OLD FIRE STATION

Built 1913 replacing a Bethseda Chapel the tower was used to drain the hoses.

Location: SW 69854 41832

 

 

TREWIRGIE HOUSE

Home of the founder of the London Missionary Society, Thomas Haweis (1734-1820).

Location: SW 69724 41601

 

 

PARISH CHURCH OF ST EUNY

Under the 1810 lynch gate is a tragically long coffin rest, needed during outbreaks of cholera and mining accidents. The place has been a Christian site since the 6th-7th century.

Location: SW 69126 41231

 

 

CARN BREA CASTLE AND MONUMENT

Cornwall Mining Villages Carn BreaPrivate property. Allegedly dates from Norman times and was used as a hunting lodge by the Bassets for the deer park.

The monument is 90ft/27.5m high and 738ft/225m above sea level, it is inscribed ‘The County of Cornwall to the memory of Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset A.D. 1836’.

Location: SW 686 4085

 

THE PARISH WORKHOUSE

The three story building was the old 18th century workhouse.

Location: SW 69485 41896

THE CHAPEL OF EASE

The Anglican Chapel of Ease completed 1828 was designed by Charles Hutchens along with the churches of St Day and Chasewater.

Location: SW 69735 42000

 

 

Redruth Drapery

After the original store of 1916 was destroyed by fire in 1987 the Carthew pink façade was sympathetically retained it’s rebuilding in 2000.

Location: SW 69715 41964

 

 

INFO SHEETS

There are some info sheets that go over the Town Trail in more detail. Download them below:

Sheet 1,    Sheet 2,    Sheet 3