SX0147 : Pentewan Harbour basin

taken 8 years ago, near to Pentewan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Pentewan Harbour basin
Pentewan Harbour basin
This peaceful scene belies the industrial past of this little harbour. It was constructed to export china clay from the hinterland and import coal, limestone and cement, all transported by the Pentewan railway along the valley of the St Austell River. From the outset the harbour was beset with problems of silting up by sand borne down the river from the local china clay and tin processing works. In the 1920s a block works was established to utilise this sand in the making of concrete building blocks, but this closed down some time ago.
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SX0147, 46 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 January, 2010
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0193 4720 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:17.4858N 4:46.9239W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0197 4715
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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