Devoran village, Cornwall
Devoran is a village in South Cornwall. It is situated four miles southwest of Truro at grid reference SW 793392. Formerly an ecclesiastical parish, Devoran is now in the civil parish of Feock.
The village is on the northeast bank of the Carnon River at its confluence with Restronguet Creek, a tidal creek which flows into Carrick Roads above Falmouth. Devoran is at the Normal Tidal Limit (NTL) of the creek but until the 20th century the tidal limit extended considerably further up the valley than now.
Devoran played an important role in the tin and copper mining industry. It developed as a small port engaged in the export of mined minerals and the import of mining materials and coal. The Redruth and Chasewater Railway, an early industrial line which served the many mines a few miles to the north, terminated at the port (although there was an extension to wharves at Point on which trains were hauled by horses rather than locomotives). Today, this long-disused railway forms part of the coast-to-coast mineral tramways footpath and cycle route.
The nearest railway station, Perranwell, is just under a mile from Devoran. It is on the Truro to Falmouth branch line (branded as the 'Maritime Line') which crosses the Carnon valley on the 96 feet (29 m) high Carnon viaduct.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: