In an area with such a high concentration of historical and archaeological sites and features of national and international importance, there are already many projects underway to survey, protect and conserve them. Work is also taking place to raise awareness of these important reminders of our cultural legacy and put them in the context of their historical and physical setting.
Caradon Heritage Partnership – Schools and Organisation Loans Boxes
The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project was established in 2009 and, funded for 4 years by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local funders. One aspect of the project was the work it did with local schools and communities to encourage both children and adults to appreciate, find out about, use and conserve the abundant natural and historical resources in their local area.
Many local schools and groups visited natural and historical sites in their locality and learnt about the natural and historical environment of Bodmin Moor through observing, listening and acting out the lives and occupations of those who shaped and continue to manage the moor today. It became evident after the close of the project that this work should be continued in some way in order to inform and educate in the future
As a legacy of the project the Caradon Heritage Partnership have sourced and developed 7 loans boxes for schools and organisations to use to support learning about the local history and environment of the Caradon Hill area from the Mesolithic to World War II. These are now available to borrow from Liskeard Museum.
The Caradon Heritage Partnership hope that these boxes will provide a useful resource for continuing the education of local children and adults about their rich historical and environmental heritage, and are able to send someone in to talk to your school or organisation about the contents of the boxes and how then can be used to support this.
Working with local residents, schools, councils and organisations to research into the history of settlements, identify small-scale conservation projects and carry out the work to important historic features.
Railways & Canal
Maintaining, and enhancing the setting of, some remaining features of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway route through the area, and encouraging people to learn about their historical importance.
Milestones, Guideposts & Crosses
Helping people learn more about the historic milestones, guideposts, crosses and boundary marks throughout the area and developing plans to look after them.
Raising awareness of the 19th-century Cheesewring Quarry ruins and how they fit in with the area’s heritage. Conserving the building ruins at the site.
Investigating the condition of Cornish hedges in Pensilva and Minions and restoring these field boundaries that originally divided 19th-century miners’ smallholdings.
Medieval & Post-Medieval Sites
Looking closely at the archaeology and landscape of areas including tin streaming sites, wheel pits and the site around Long Tom to find out what works need to be carried out. Improving the setting of the sites and access to them.
Surveying specific prehistoric monuments and sites and carrying out necessary conservation work. Helping people learn more about the monuments and how to ensure they are looked after. Sites include those on Craddock Moor and Caradon Hill, Tokenbury Camp, King Doniert's Stone and Stowe's Hill.