Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Wheal Cusvey

From Graces Guide

The northern section of the Carnon Valley is called the Poldice Valley. Poldice along with North Downs, Wheal Busy and the Unity Wood Mines were the great copper producers.

The introduction of the Newcomen engine in the early 1700's brought more copper mines, and there was a mine at Cusveth (Cusvey) in 1734. By the end of the 18th Century, there were at least 9 mines working here, they included:

In about 1780 these were amalgamated to form Great Consolidated Mines.


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Cornwall Calling