Date(s) - 12/12/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Cornwall Museum
David Lakin, ARUP
Highways England have approved funding for a group of environmental enhancement projects
under the title ‘Keyn Glas’. These projects aim to address long term impacts from the strategic road
network. The Keyn Glas design team takes a multi-disciplinary approach which combines expertise in
ecology, landscape design, water engineering and archaeology.
The projects which have particular archaeological and historic interest are Wheal Busy Smithy,
Chacewater Streetscape Improvements, Landscape of the Ancestors, Chyverton Park, Zelah
Streetscape Improvements and Arrallas Ponds.
At Wheal Busy the aim is to stabilise and repair the historic smithy building whilst at Chacewater and
Zelah streetscape improvements will take place in historic settlements. Chyverton Park is a Grade II
Registered Park & Garden which encompasses a number of listed buildings including a Grade II* 18th
century bridge which requires extensive repairs.
The aim of the Landscape of the Ancestors project is to ‘conserve and enhance the condition of a
group of barrows along the A30 ridgeline’, west of Hendra Wood. Research would be documentary
and map-based, together with fieldwalking, geophysical survey and possibly, ground-truthing. There
are volunteering opportunities.