Point

Restronguet Creek
Restronguet Creek

Point is a small settlement about 4 miles south of Truro, in the parish of Feock. Situated on a small promontory where the Penpol Creek joins Restronguet Creek, Point, like many places in Cornwall, experienced a brief economic flourishing during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Restronguet Creek, which is a kind of inland tidal lake fed by the Carrick Roads, was an important industrial waterway during the tin and copper mining boom, capable of accomodating large ships. The Redruth and Chacewater Railway shuttled busily backwards and forwards from the Gwennap mines to Devoran, and by the 1840s wharves has been built all along the creek from Devoran to Point, along with boatyards, repair shops and housing for the workers. Although the locomotives went no further than Devoran, horses hauled the trains onwards to Point Quay, where there was a smelting works.

Today, Restronguet Creek is recognised for its beauty and wildlife and Point is a sleepy residential village, fronted by the river.

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