Camborne-Redruth

Camborne-Redruth

Camborne-Redruth, town (1991 pop. 34,262), Cornwall, SW England. Tin and copper mines in the area have been greatly depleted, but rock drills and mining machinery are made in the district, and the School of Metalliferrous Mining is in Camborne. John Wesley preached to outdoor gatherings near the present mines, and the area is also famous for the inventor Richard Trevithick, who devised (1800) the high-pressure steam engine. At the summit of Carn Brea hill are prehistoric remains.
Camborne-Redruth was an urban district in Cornwall, United Kingdom, from 1934 to 1974. It was formed as a merger of Camborne and Redruth urban districts along with parts of Redruth Rural District and Helston Rural District (both of which were being abolished). The towns are about four miles apart and form a loose conurbation.

The urban district persisted until it was merged into the Kerrier district of Cornwall under the Local Government Act 1972.

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