Once the centre of a rich mining district
Lanner Parish Council
Lanner is situated on the A393 about two miles south-east of Redruth. The population of Lanner civil parish was 2,493 in the 2001 census, increasing to 2,690 at the 2011 census. The village has a primary school, Lanner School.
The village is a former tin and copper mining parish which grew rapidly in the 19th century, but has been recorded as far back as 1542, and with settlement traces back to the Bronze Age. Michael Loam erected his first man engine at Tresavean mine, Lanner, in 1842. The mine was, in its heyday, one of the most productive copper mines in Cornwall.
The parish church, Christ Church, is in the Diocese of Truro and was consecrated on St. Swithin's day, 1845. It is a small stuccoed building and was restored in 1883. The foundation stone of the Anglican chapel (which became the parish church in 1844) in Lanner was laid on 20th April 1839.
Lanner has a large Wesleyan Methodist chapel. The former Bible Christian chapel is now used as the Village Hall and the former Primitive Methodist chapel is now used as the silver band's rehearsal room.
Lanner lies in a valley with Carn Marth hill rising 771 feet north of the village and is well known for the granite quarried from it in the past. Lanner Hill is west of the village and Tresavean Hill is to the south. The village is centred on a square and straddles the A393 Redruth to Falmouth road. The village slopes down the valley; the west end is known as Lanner Hill and the east end as Lanner Moor.
The village is well known for the "Lanner and District Silver Band" which is among the more prominent of the brass bands in Cornwall.
Lanner RFU are a rugby union club, founded in 2014. They won promotion in their first season in league rugby and in 2016 came first in Cornwall 1 to win promotion to Tribute Cornwall/Devon.
The American counter-tenor Richard Jose was born in Lanner in 1862: he emigrated to the United States and died in 1941.
Electronic musician Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) (1971-) grew up in Lanner.
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