I was amazed walking around the village of Little Treviscoe. I could not believe how close the China Clay industry had encroached onto peoples lives and properties. So I thought I would include a page showing the industry current and disused around the village.
Treviscoe Pit was known to have been working in the early 1800’s the railway line here served both the Parkandillack and Treviscoe Pits. Extraction of China Clay from Treviscoe was suspended around 2012. I have been told that wet mining was re-commenced in 2017, so the site is now classed as active.
The village of Little Treviscoe is made up of around 30 houses and multiple Imerys offices. However the whole area is dwarfed by the Clay Driers, Processing Sheds, along with disused pits and railways.
I do find it very difficult to stay out of the Clay Area. I have found it very interesting along with a great wealth of industrial photographs. During one of my visits in 2018 I once again found myself at Little Treviscoe. The day was perfect for photography so I made the most of it.
So I continued my walk out of the village. Soon more of the moonlike landscape could be seen. One of the entrances to Goonvean China Clay Pit is along the road, there were some good images to be had.
Once again I would have loved to have an explore. However all these sites are on Private Land and are restricted access. I headed back to the village.