Charles Rashleigh, Charlestown and China Clay

2023 marks the bicen­ten­ni­al of the death of Charles Rash­leigh who built Charlestown.

2023 marks the bicentennial of the death of Charles Rashleigh who built Charlestown in the late 18th century. Although initially built to ship tin and copper, Charlestown became one of the major clay ports in Cornwall. Learn more about the life of Rashleigh and his legacy in Charlestown.