£3.5 Million grant given to Luxulyan Valley
October 18th, 2015
The stunning mining heritage site near the popular holiday attraction; the eden project, has just been granted £3.5 million to help complete a restoration project.
The old mining site has a complex system of leats and structures built between 1839 and 1842 for Cornwall’s tin and copper industries.
The Carmears tramway was chosen in a public survey for the BBC as one of the ‘Seven Man Made Wonders of South West England’ and the project contains the reinstatement of its iconic Treffry Viaduct.
Joyce Duffin, Cornwall Council cabinet member for housing and environment, said: “This is fantastic news. Luxulyan Valley is a hugely important part of Cornwall’s industrial and natural heritage and is of national and international significance.”
If you’d like to find out more you can at http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/3-5-million-lottery-grant-Luxulyan-Valley/story-28006834-detail/story.html