Lanner, Cornwall

Lanner, Cornwall

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Lanner () is a village and civil parish in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated about southeast of RedruthOrdnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 9780319231487.

Lanner is in the St Day, Carharrack and Lanner ward which had a collective population of 5,438 in 2001. The village has a primary school, Lanner School.

History

The name "Lanner" comes from the Cornish "Lannergh", which means "a clearing". The village is a former tin and copper mining parish which grew rapidly in the 19th century, but has been recorded as far back as 1542, and with settlement traces back to the Bronze Age.

Michael Loam erected his first man engine at Tresavean mine, Lanner, in 1842. The mine was, in its heyday, one of the most productive copper mines in Cornwall

Church history

The parish church, Christ Church, is in the Diocese of Truro and was consecrated on St Swithin's day, 1845. It is a small stuccoed building and was...
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