Old mining village which once housed 500 miners
The village is in a former tin mining area situated between the town of St. Just and the village of Pendeen along the B3306 road which heads towards St. Ives.
The Botallack Mine sits low down the cliffs north of Botallack. In Botallack's heyday around 500 men, women and children were employed by the mine. Between its opening and decommissioning in 1914 some 20 thousand tons of copper were produced.
The BBC television series Poldark was filmed partly in Botallack, using Manor Farm as Nampara.
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