SW7738 : The Perran Foundry

taken 12 years ago, 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.
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SW7738, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 April, 2006
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Foundry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 775 384 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:12.2219N 5:7.1616W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 775 384
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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