Author Archive | Sarah Willsher

Historical Monuments

Thomas Merritt’s Grave In the churchyard of St Illogan Parish Church there is a fine white marble gravestone which marks the resting place of Thomas Merritt (1863-1908) and members of his family.  Thomas Merritt was a former miner/musician who stole the hearts of all Cornish people especially miners with his boisterous Christmas carols and he […]

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Tehidy Country Park

Tehidy Country Park is located on the west coast of Cornwall in the Parish of Illogan and about 2 miles north of Camborne, 2 miles west of Redruth, and about 1 mile south of the small harbour of Portreath.  It was once part of an ancient manor owned by the Basset family which later gained much wealth from local tin mining. Covering 250 acres […]

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