Redruth, Cornwall, England

Fore Street, Redruth

St. Ruth’s Well

St. Ruth’s Well has mysterious qualities, for according to legend no child baptised in its waters would be hanged. It is said that Ruth wore a red cloak, and that is where the name of the town originates.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Redruth (Cornish: Resrudh) is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England.

Redruth lies approximately at the junction of the A393 and A3047 roads, on the route of the old London to Land's End trunk road (now the A30), and is approximately 9 miles west of Truro and 12 miles east of St Ives.

Pictured left is a view of Fore Street, Redruth courtesy of Mike Smith. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.