Icons of the county – St Dennis – Flatty and Pointy

The Aesthetics of Progress and the visual impact on the landscape,

Looking back from the road that leads up to the Church, the two burrows (Cornish dialect name for these tips are “Burrahs”), of which, the one on the left of the picture is known as a “Burden Burrah”, so named as it contained all the top soil and waste material prior to sinking the main pit, in order to get to the china clay. The one next to it with the pointed top is a “Sand Burrah”, this would be in continual use during the pits lifetime, to dispose of the rock and sand produced by the washing process used to separate the clay from them. But the two china clay spoil heaps named, according to villagers, “pointy” and “flatty burrow”

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