CHAHP News

This is the place to keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the Caradon Hill Area. There's a huge range of events taking place every month, from guided themed walks and school trips with local experts, to wildlife and monument conservation and community celebrations. There are also lots of opportunities to learn new skills and sign up as a volunteer.

Browse the events listings and find out about project news or sign up to the RSS feed to get automatic updates whenever new info is added.

Linkinhorne The Story of a Cornish Parish

A crowd-authored book with all profits going to local charities.

Masterminded by local author and journalist Simon Parker and written by over 40 people with ties to Linkinhorne Parish this is a must have book for anyone interested in Bodmin Moor and southeast Cornwall. 

Every conceivable topic is covered by professional archaeologists and historians through to local historians and those who just know. 

Search for "Caradon Archaeology" on Facebook to find out how to get your copy.

The Remarkable Daniel Gumb

The Remarkable Daniel Gumb a presentation by Brian Oldham, 8.00pm at St. Martins Church Hall, Church St. on 1st Dec. Cornwall Archaeological Society - all welcome.

Historic Tales of Liskeard's Buildings and Caradon Heritage AGM

30th November

7:30pm, Longroom, Public Hall, West St, Liskeard

Liskeard & District Museum volunteer Brian Oldham will present little known facts, anecdotes and old images of Liskeard's rich variety of shops, homes and public buildings. This will be a repeat of Brian's illustrated talk during Augustfest at the Methodist Church which "kept more than 70 people riveted for nearly an hour”. Followed by the Caradon Heritage Partnership AGM.

Con Brio Concert

Upton Cross Parish Hall on Sunday October 15th at 2.30pm, in aid of St Luke's Hospice.

Historic Tales of Liskeard's Buildings & CHP 2017 AGM

Liskeard & District Museum volunteer Brian Oldham will present little known facts, anecdotes and old images of Liskeard's rich variety of shops, homes and public buildings. This will be a repeat of Brian's illustrated talk during Augustfest at the Methodist Church which "kept more than 70 people riveted for nearly an hour”. Followed by the Caradon Heritage Partnership AGM.

30th November 2017

Longroom, Liskeard Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard 7:30pm

Caradon Trail 4th Anniversary Walk

Brian Oldham 10:30 AM Saturday 04 March

It is 4 years since the opening of the popular walking, horse riding and cycling trail stretching from Lamellion to the South West to Starabridge to the North East across our delightful corner of Cornwall.

To mark the occasion, Brian Oldham of Liskeard’s Walkers are Welcome is inviting walkers to join him on a circular route starting from St Cleer Car Park (behind the church) at 10.30am on Saturday 4th March, St.Piran’s weekend. We will follow the Trail for 3 miles along the lanes to Minions where there will be a lunch stop for 30 minutes, then back to St Cleer via the old railway track and Trethevy Quoit, another 3 miles making 6 miles in total.

If 6 miles is too much, you can join us for the first half and arrange your transport back from Minions, or join us at Minions for the second half.

Please ensure you wear shoes and clothing to suit the conditions, dogs must be on leads at all times and be prepared for a few short history stops along the way.

For more details: http://www.visitliskeard.co.uk/view-event/caradon-trail-4th-anniversary-walk/

Reading the Hurlers – the story so far

Friday 10 March: Emma Stockley 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm,  St Martins LOWER Church Hall.

An update on the continuing project Reading the Hurler, following the lecture given on 11 March 2016, and the excavation which took place in September 2016.  As well as a report on the excavation, the lecture will include an overview of the project findings to date and an update on the community engagement elements of the project.

For more details: http://cornisharchaeology.org.uk/events/categories/talks/

Caradon Archaeology NEEDS YOU!

Caradon Archaeology was set up by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project to monitor the condition of scheduled monuments (over 700) in the Caradon Area. Over the last 12 months over 250 reports have been completed and sent into the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Service. These in turn are used by Historic England to monitor the condition of the archaeology in the area and inform how to improve it. Can you help us?

The 2017 AGM is on 23rd February 2017. 7:30pm Darite Village Hall

Please come along, membership is free and we are a friendly bunch!

or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Tudor Tin Mill, Lanyon, Madron Parish

A Tudor Tin Mill, Lanyon, Madron Parish

Cornwall Archaeological Society (open to all)

St Martins Church Hall (lower)

Church Street - Liskeard

04/11/2016

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stuart Emmet and others

Categorised as a tye house where alluvial tin from the streams was washed and sorted by the tinners but not necessarily smelted, as no smelting evidence has yet been found. Interestingly we did find pottery evidence that now suggests they were using cream separation dishes to pan the finer tin. Recently we had one of these dishes made, using one of the pottery sherds to give us dimensions etc and we shall bring it along on the evening, along with some hand grinding stones which were found beneath the floor areas. We have definite documentary evidence for 1632, with another more general reference to the area in the late 1500s, though again it is interesting that at this time we have no stamping or crushing house remains, suggesting this was purely a streaming operation for alluvial tin. This area as a whole is still under excavation by us and is proving more revealing every day as to the process of the early tin washing process – it must be remembered that the only book with positive information and drawings anywhere is Agricolas De Re Metallica, one illustration in particular being of a perfect match to what we have uncovered, this assessment being supported by top archaeologists specialising in his field.

http://cornisharchaeology.org.uk/events/winter-lecture-series-liskeard-2/

St Cleer General Cemetery Scrub Bash

29th October

St Cleer General Cemetery, run by voluntary trustees and making no profit - Volunteers needed for clean up.
If you have a log burner and a saw let us know and you will be allocated an area of hazel at the right size for burning to cut down and take away. Come and help take out the self seeded saplings and ivy growing in the wrong places and destroying headstones. Help to clean the grass back from the path, there are jobs for all abilities and there will be a free BBQ at the end of the day as a thank you for your work.
Please let us know if you are coming so that we will have enough food for all: 

https://www.facebook.com/caradonheritagepartnership

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