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Troon, Cornwall

Troon is a village in west Cornwall, England, UK. It is near Camborne at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:50.19|N|05.28|W|region:GB|||| | |name= }} SW6638. There were once important copper and tin mines near Troon, including the Grenville Mines. Wheal Grenville began to be worked in the 1820s though not productive until the 1850s, at which time the South and East mines were worked independently. In 1906 these mines were united with South Condurrow to form the Grenville United Mines and continued until 1920. Polgine,mine Troon which closed in 1827 to reopen again between 1835-9. all trace of the mine has now disappeared The mineral Condurrite is a compound mineral named after the Great Condurrow Mine at Troon. The King Edward Mine is still situated on the outskirts of the village on the Carn Brea Road. It has a museum and can still be visited. http://kingedwardmine. co. uk/ An inscribed altar stone found at Chapel Ia, Troon (now set in the altar of the parish church), and dated to the tenth or eleventh centuries, attests to the existence of a settlement then. The chapel of Saint Ia was recorded in 1429 and a holy well was nearby. The site was called Fenton-ear (i.e. the well of Ia). The stone is very similar to one now in the garden at Pendarves, used as the base for a sundial.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW6638
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

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