A walk in St Agnes

St Agnes is in Cornwall and my wife had ancestors from that area. It’[s a mining area and the ancestors were all mining families. Back in 2014 we took a stroll in the St Agnes area – notably a path known as the Rock Road.

Let’s start at Trevaunance Cove and head upwards from there.


Mine engine houses are very much the order of the day in this part of the world.

image004We had gone up quite a way from Trevaunance Cove.

image006We were in amongst the relics of the old mining industry.


image010More mine engine houses.



Most of the engine houses remain as gaunt ruins – a reminder of a time past. Some have been converted into dwellings.

image014Taking this walk really was walking through family history. We do not know where in the parish of St Agnes ancestors lived or where they worked – there are dozens of possibilities, but they must have walked this or similar paths to get to work. Some area might remain recognisable to the folks from 150 or more years ago.


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