Cripplesease

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Cripplesease is an interestingly named hamlet in Towednack Parish

The name is believed to originate from the 19th century and meaning what it quite literally says, that it is a resting place after the climb up the long hill.

The hamlet shows some evidence of its mining heritage with a fine engine house standing to the north east of the road which travels between Penzance and St Ives.

There seems to be some confusion about the mine's name with Wheal Reeth being given by some and Reeth Consols by others. Reeth Consols (Towednack) was also operated as Billia Consols and Durlo. A tin mine extracting cassiterite. In 1864 it employed 155 people. Over 1500 tons of black tin are reported to have been extracted up to 1867, worth £234,000.

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Location:
Located in West Cornwall on the B3311 road between Penzance and St Ives.

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