SW7738 : The Perran Foundry

near to Perranarworthal, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Perran Foundry
The Perran Foundry
This derelict industrial site awaiting "sympathetic redevelopment" is of international significance. Above the green door, the name plate shows the year 1791 as the date of establishment of the foundry. The foundry was most active from the 1820's to the 1860's when it made and shipped huge mine pumping engines all over the world. Engines created here were sent to mines in South Australia, Mexico and South Africa. Along with each engine, the company would normally send an engineer to assemble, install and run the engine.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Tony Atkin and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SW7738, 25 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 April, 2006
Foundry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 775 384 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:12.2219N 5:7.1616W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 775 384
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

This page has been viewed about 309 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register
donate to geograph