SX0147 : St Austell: Pentewan Harbour

taken 12 years ago, near to Pentewan, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Austell: Pentewan Harbour
St Austell: Pentewan Harbour
Last used in the mid 20th century, the harbour was, with Par, Charlestown and Fowey, a place of export for 19th century china clay. It functioned in its intended role from 1826 to 1919. Sand has effectively buried the entrance channel. This was always a difficult harbour to maintain and operate. China clay was brought here by tramroad from St Austell; wagons were hauled by horses. The harbour and associated works were constructed for Sir Christopher Hawkins of Trewithen
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SX0147, 47 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 March, 2006
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0195 4713 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:17.4485N 4:46.9049W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 019 471
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