SW6545 : Portreath: inner harbour

taken 20 years ago, near to Portreath, Cornwall, Great Britain

Portreath: inner harbour
Portreath: inner harbour
The harbour was developed by the Fox family in the late 1790s. It became one of Cornwall’s leading copper ore export ports. The associated horse-worked Portreath Tramroad was opened in 1812, connecting the mines with the port – see Martin Southwood’s shot of the incline into Portreath. Return cargoes from Swansea and elsewhere brought coal for the steam engines pumping the mines; some of these engines were constructed by the Perran Foundry at Perranarworthal, on an inlet of the Fal estuary, also owned by the Fox family. Portreath was not an easy harbour for sailing vessels – the entrance is difficult – and latterly small steamers plied from here
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Date Taken
September 1998   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 January, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6558 4544 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:15.7383N 5:17.4282W
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