Hensbarrow, Upland and Upland Fringe

Author(s): Jeremy Lake

This small, roughly ellipse-shaped granite Character Area in Cornwall is the centre of the china clay industry, bounded by the urban areas of St Austell and St Blazey to the south, and the main A30 to the north. The northern and eastern boundary areas include Goss and Red Moors which are areas of lowland heath, the largest in Cornwall, with some islands of medieval enclosure. Both contain large SSSIs and nature reserves, with Red Moor containing pools from open-cast tin mining.. Of the Character Area, 49% is farmland, 12% is woodland and 3% is defined as urban and 1.5% lies within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

Report Number:
Research Report
Landscape Farmstead Historic


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