Welcome to the Luckett Heritage Community Interest Company website!

LHCIC was established in May 2015 in response to the planned auction sale of the Luckett mine site of approximately 20 acres by the Duchy of Cornwall in April 2015.

The Luckett community was concerned for the protection and preservation of this site, so fundraising efforts started, and discussions initiated directly with the Duchy. This has resulted in the successful acquisition of the site by LHCIC in May 2016.

LHCIC objectives are :-

1) Preservation of the existing mine buildings

2) Conservation and evolution of the site as a natural habitat

History

This site would have been part of the extensive deer park of Tudor and earlier times and by mid C18 mining for copper had started here.

Mining of copper, silver, tin and arsenic progressed in the C19 at Great Wheal Martha (1844-1857), New Great Consols Mining Company (1857-1867), New Consols Tin and Arsenic Works (1867-1874) and New Great Consols Silver and Arsenic Works (1874-1877). The mine then ceased to operate until some working during WW1 and was then reopened in 1946 by New Consols but finally closed in 1953.

With a range of mine buildings from both mid C19 and C20 the whole site is now a scheduled monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Contact : info@luckett-heritage.org
 

 

 

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