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The heart of the Cornish tin-mining district, looking from Dolcoath Mine towards Redruth (on an unusually smoke-free day) SW 655 402

Civil parishes on The LizardEdit

Sketchmap of civil parishes on The Lizard

The Lizard peninsula is in the St Ives parliamentary constituency (which comprises the whole of the former district of Penwith and the southern part of the former district of Kerrier). However, the parishes northeast of the Helford River are in Camborne and Redruth parliamentary constituency

To the north, The Lizard is bordered by the civil parishes of (west to east) Breage, Porthleven, Sithney, Helston, Wendron, Gweek and – across the Helford River – by Constantine, Kerrier and Mawnan.

The parishes on the peninsula proper are (west to east):

Hello, It looks good though I would comment on Landewednack: the mid points of each parish go: Mullion, Landewednack, Grade-Ruan, St Keverne, but Mullion also borders Grade-Ruan. Landewednack (extreme south) would perhaps clarify it. Best wishes.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 10:02, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Looks good to me. DuncanHill (talk) 13:44, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Carnon viaductEdit

The original timber Carnon Viaduct
Carnon Viaduct in 1996 with the piers of the former timber viaduct in the foreground
A train operated by First Great Western crossing Carnon Viaduct in 2009

Carnon viaduct carries the railway from Truro to Falmouth (now branded the 'Maritime Line') over the valley of the Carnon River in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. The viaduct is situated half-a-mile (800 metres) northeast of Perranwell station which is five miles (8 km) from the line's terminus at Falmouth and thee miles (5 km) from its junction with the Cornish main line at Truro[1].

The present nine-arch masonry viaduct replaces an earlier structure designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Cornwall Railway. The original viaduct was opened to traffic when the line was extended from Truro to Falmouth in 1863 and had a timber deck supported by timber trestles springing from eleven masonry piers. It was 756 feet (230 m) long and 96 feet (29 m) high[2]

The present viaduct is of roughly the same dimensions as the original. It was built by the Great Western Railway[3] as an entirely new structure immediately south of its predecessor and it cost £40,000[2]. It has nine arches and opened to traffic in June 1933. The timberwork of original structure was dismantled and removed but the masonry piers were not demolished and still stand beside the replacement viaduct (see photo).

Construction of the original structure posed specific problems not encountered at the sites of other viaducts in Cornwall. The tidal limit of Restronguet Creek extended further up the Carnon River valley than it does today and at the site of the viaduct the valley floor then consisted of intertidal mudflats and a great quantity of silt washed down from the numerous mines upstream[4][5]. This soft layer was over 20 feet (6.1 m) thick and "...not an ideal foundation for a 96ft high viaduct."[2].

After exploratory drillings, the engineering contractors sunk cast iron caissons through the silt to the bedrock at each pier location. The cylindrical caissons, 16 feet (4.9 m) in diameter, were then emptied of silt so that masonry footings could be built from the rock up to surface level, pumps being employed to keep the workings dry. This added to the cost of construction but proved entirely satisfactory as Carnon was among the last of the original Cornwall railway viaducts to be replaced.[2].


  1. ^ Truro & Falmouth. Landranger. 204. Southampton: Ordnance Survey. ISBN 9780319231494.
  2. ^ a b c d Binding, John (1993). Brunel's Cornish Viaducts. Penryn: Atlantic Transport Publishing/Historical Model Railway Society. pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-90689-956-7.
  3. ^ W P Connolly, 1976, Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer, Ian Allan Ltd, ISBN 0711003203
  4. ^ [1] Restronguet Creek Society website. Retrieved June 2010
  5. ^ [] Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative; Devoran; PDF. Retrieved June 2010