Wednesday, 23 June 2010 16:10 Elaina Gard

Cornish Mining

The first gunpowder mill in the County was at Cosawes Wood, Ponsanooth, set up by Nicholls and Gill in 1809; although small, its evident commercial success was enough to encourage the powerful Fox family to set up their own gunpowder business at Kennall Vale in competition.

Kennall Vale represents the best-preserved gunpowder works in south-west Britain.