Place:Illogan, Cornwall, England

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NameIllogan
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.25°N 5.268°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoRedruth Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1934
Camborne-Redruth, Cornwall, Englandurban district of which it was part 1934-1974
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Illogan (Cornish: Egloshal) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England, two miles (3 km) northwest of Redruth. The population of Illogan was 5,404 at the 2011 census. In the same year the population of the Camborne-Redruth urban area, which also includes Carn Brea, Illogan and several satellite villages, stood at 55,400 making it the largest conurbation in Cornwall.

Originally a rural area supporting itself by farming and agriculture, Illogan shared in the general leap into prosperity brought about by the mining boom, which was experienced by the whole Camborne-Redruth area.

The parish church was dedicated to St Illogan (Ylloganus or Euluganus) and St Edmund; the earliest reliable reference, dated 1235, refers to the Ecclesia of Eglossalau. By 1844, the church had become too small to serve a vastly increasing mining population, so a new church was built to the designs of J. P. St Aubyn at a cost of £2,875 and came into use on 4 November 1846. The Bell Tower is all that remains of the old church; Trinity House refused to allow its removal as it provided a useful landmark for shipping. The church reopened in 2012 after extensive repairs to the roof.

The ecclesiastical parish extends beyond Carn Brea and includes long stretches of the North Cliffs - from Reskajeage Downs on the North Cliffs to Cambrose, with a population of 12,500 people. It was split into three civil parishes - Illogan; Carn Brea, which includes the village of Pool; and Portreath.

The civil parish has a population of 5,404 and stretches from Bridge and Harris Mill in the east; Tolvaddon and Bell Lake in the west; and from the A30 to Reskajeage.

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