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The Plain an Gwarry / Plen an Gwary

The Town Council understands and shares the concerns of residents over the removal of the granite wall bounding the Plain an Gwarry / Plen an Gwary.

The Council, along with Cornwall Council, Heritage England and our local archaeological adviser, sprang into action on 16th March, ensuring that all measures would be in place for reinstatement.

The Co-operative Group are attempting to correct the matter, and Heritage Consultants in Bristol are liaising with Historic England to submit a Scheduled Monument Consent application for the rebuilding of the wall. Prior to this they will be undertaking a programme of archaeological recording of the section of the Monument with has become exposed. Due to the restrictions relating to social distancing associated with COVID-19, this will require a temporary 2m cordon to be placed in the public area of the Monument, and the Town Council as given consent for this.

Inevitably this whole process will take time, but we are committed to ensuring that the Plain / Plen is restored appropriately. Before this happened, we were already in the process of negotiating improvements to pedestrian access at both entrances including a handrail at the Market Street entrance steps at the request of residents.