SW6840 : West Basset Stamps

taken 10 years ago, near to Carn Brea Village, Cornwall, Great Britain

West Basset Stamps
West Basset Stamps
This is the remains of the buildings which housed machinery to crush, grade and concentrate the ore to make it ready for sale. On the horizon at the top of Carn Brea Hill is the De Dunstanville Memorial, a memorial to one of the Basset family. The Bassets were big landowners hereabouts in the 19th century. Landowners were just about the only people who were guaranteed to get rich from mining as they took a percentage of everything sold without having to invest a penny in any mines on their land.
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SW6840, 58 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 March, 2007
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 688 401 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:12.9376N 5:14.5266W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6887 4000
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