SW7215 : Poltesco Valley stream reaches the beach

near to Ruan Minor, Cornwall, Great Britain

Poltesco Valley stream reaches the beach
Poltesco Valley stream reaches the beach
This photograph shows a number of features of this quiet and delightful cove. Quiet now, but not in the period around 1860s when this would have been a noisy and busy industrial site creating wonderful features pieces for the grand homes and London shopfronts of the Victorian era.

Just visible right of centre and hidden by vegetation is the site of the 25 foot diameter water-wheel. SW7215 : Water-wheel pit (remains)

On the right on the edge of the stream can just be seen the stone quay for barges to dock alongside the serpentine works to collect the stone items produced by the works and transport them out to waiting sailing ships.

Finally, the effects of the powerful easterly winter storms can be seen in the foreground. Masses of large and small stones have been washed into Carleon Cove to create a bank blocking the mouth of the river as it flows out of the Poltesco valley onto the seashore and on out to sea. SW7215 : View from the quay at Carleon Cove
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2011
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Saturday, 21 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 May, 2011
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Stream mouth   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 727 156 [100m precision]
WGS84: 49:59.8402N 5:10.3275W
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