Just over a mile northwest of St. Just is Botallack, a cluster of mines which includes the former Wheal Cock, Crowns and Carnyorth Mines as well as Parknoweth.
Confusingly thr various sections have undergone several name changes over the years. Carnyorth has been known as Nineveh, whilst Parknoweth was also known as Truthwall. There has been a mine in this area for at least 400 years.
Botallack as we know it today dates from the early eighteenth century when in 1721 a lease to work the land here was granted by Lord Falmouth and Botallack is believed to be an amalgamation of several other small more ancient mines from before that time.
In about 1815 a shaft was sunk from the Crowns Rocks and a pumping engine installed to dewater...
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