Place:Gwennap, Cornwall, England

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NameGwennap
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates50.217°N 5.171°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoKerrier Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Redruth Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Camborne-Redruth, Cornwall, Englandurban district to which part was transferred 1934
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district to which part was transferred 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Gwennap (Cornish: Lannwenep) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is about five miles (8 km) southeast of Redruth.

In the 18th and early 19th centuries Gwennap parish was the richest copper mining district in Cornwall, and was called the "richest square mile in the Old World". It is the location of the Great County Adit, and once-famous mines such as Consolidated Mines, Poldice mine and Wheal Busy.

Gwennap was part of the Redruth Rural District between 1894 and 1934. When the rural district was abolished it was split between Camborne-Redruth Urban District and Truro Rural District. All urban and rural districts in Cornwall were abolished in the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. Cornwall is now a unitary authority.

Copper and Tin mining

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