Carn Brea Castle


Carn Brea is the most prominent landmark of west Cornwall, rising some 750 feet behind the ancient mining towns of Camborne and Redruth. Its distinctive outline includes Carn Brea Castle and a monument to Lord Francis Basset, Lord de Dunstanville. The Castle's origins can be traced back as far as 1379, when it was probably a chapel to St Michael. Now the Castle is a unique restaurant, offering candle-lit dinners within the its' 600 year old walls. The monument, built of granite and standing some 90 feet high, was built in 1836 as a tribute to a local man. Lord Francis Basset was a mining entrepreneur and a member of an ancient Cornish family. They became one of the principal mine owners in the Camborne - Redruth mining district in the 18th / 19th centuries. The summit of Carn Brea is covered in ancient sites such as hut circles and ramparts, dating back to the Iron Age and even to Neolithic times, with evidence that the Carn was settled prior to 3000BC (Tangye, 1981).
excerpt from
http://cledha.com/cbpg

28 March 2003


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Jaime, Mitch and all


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Navy colleagues, and spouses

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Munir,
the wonderful host of the castle

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King Scott?
(Lord of the Manor)

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