SW4524 : Lamorna Cove Harbour

taken 7 years ago, near to Lamorna, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Lamorna Cove Harbour
Lamorna Cove Harbour
Quarrying for high quality granite began at Lamorna in 1849. A timber jetty was first used to load the granite on to ships, but this was replaced with the current stone pier in 1854. Heavy seas often delayed loading and threatened moored vessels. This raised the price of Lamorna granite and sea transport was abandoned in favour of difficult but regular transport overland to Penzance. The quarries ceased production in 1911.

The little harbour is still used occasionally by visiting boats.
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SW4524, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 August, 2011
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 4505 2402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:3.6920N 5:33.8167W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 4501 2405
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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