Preserve and strengthen the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site!
We have the opportunity to conserve an internationally-important piece of our mining heritage at Treffry Viaduct in the Luxulyan Valley, near St Austell. But we need your help to make it happen.
We need to raise £4000 to conserve the 19th century Crib Hut adjacent to the historic viaduct. A Scheduled Ancient Monument, Treffry is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, as designated by UNESCO.
To make this possible, we are looking for 10 people to join as life members and make the Crib Hut’s conservation their legacy. If you would like to pledge your support to the appeal by becoming a life member, head here
A special place of international importance…
Built between 1839 and 1842 by Joseph Thomas Treffry, the viaduct was designed to carry both trucks and water across the Luxulyan Valley for the mining industry.
It is the first large civil engineering structure of its kind to be built in Cornwall and the only known viaduct in Britain to combine these two uses.
The Crib Hut is thought to have been used by viaduct workers throughout the 19th century, providing welcome shelter for them to rest in during breaks.
Industrial heritage reclaimed nature…
Once a hive of industry, nature is reclaiming the landscape at Treffry and the Luxulyan Valley and is sadly doing a great deal of damage to this precious part of Cornwall’s industrial heritage along the way.
“Trees are literally splitting the granite of the hut apart and the site is likely to become little more than a pile of rubble if we don’t act soon.”
Cathy Woolcock, Cornwall Heritage Trust CEO
Crucial support to last a lifetime…
In order to protect this invaluable part of Cornwall’s heritage, we are looking for 10 people to join as life members and make the Crib Hut’s conservation their legacy.
A lasting pledge of crucial support to Cornwall’s unique and distinct heritage, CHT life memberships are £400 and have a wealth of benefits including access to some of the most iconic and important historic places in Cornwall, guided walks, special events and much more.
Those who support the Crib Hut appeal by becoming life members will also have their names on signage at the site in recognition of their commitment to this cause.
Whether it’s for a special wedding present, a birthday, anniversary, or retirement present, CHT life membership also makes the perfect gift.
Off to a flying start… Kim Conchie pledges support
We are thrilled that the appeal has already received the support of Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and we would love to hear from anyone who would like to support the appeal as soon as possible.
“I am delighted to be supporting Cornwall Heritage Trust in their Treffry Viaduct Crib Hut Appeal and to become the first Life Member for this project. It is the latest place to come under CHT’s care and expertise. Their sites across Cornwall are magical places which have as much resonance for our wellbeing today as they ever have done and will do.”
Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Find out more…
If you are interested in supporting the Treffry Viaduct Crib Hut Appeal by becoming a life member, head here
Make a donation…
If you would like to donate to the appeal without becoming a life member, head here