old forge

GERRANS PARISH HERITAGE CENTRE

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The Gerrans Parish Heritage Centre is located on the site of the old forge, built in the 1790s. It was in the continual occupation of one family - the Pearces who operated here until 1966, after which time it was converted for use as an artist's studio.

As a result of a successful exhibition held in Gerrans School to celebrate the Millennium, it was felt that a home should be found for the exhibits and pictures so that the history of the parish could be displayed to the community and visitors. The Heritage & Information Centre opened in 2004 containing both a permanent exhibition showing the history of the parish from pre-history to the modern day. Our oldest artefact is a greenstone axe head dating from Neolithic times 4000-3000BC, found in a Portscatho garden and a pair of ox shoes found on Tregaire Farm is one of the objects listed in The History of Cornwall in 100 Objects project. Other exhibitions changed annually have included Farming, Trades & Crafts, Music in the Parish, Sport and Worship in the Parish.

For address details, opening hours and directions please use the contact page.