SW6840 : The De Dunstanville Memorial on the Summit of Carn Brea

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

The De Dunstanville Memorial on the Summit of Carn Brea
The De Dunstanville Memorial on the Summit of Carn Brea
This 90 foot high granite monument was built in 1836 in honour of Francis Lord De Dunstanville and Basset. It is West Cornwall's most distinctive and recognisable monument and can be seen from many miles around. Francis came to prominence in 1785 when he deputised 50 special constables to arrest leaders of the local food riots. The riots were caused by hunger brought on by extremely low wages at the mines. Miners were paid in tokens which could only be spent at the mine owners store and were worth whatever the mine owner decided. Some of those arrested were hung, others transported. For his part in it Francis was awarded the title 'Lord De Dunstanville'.
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Saturday, 3 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 March, 2007
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6834 4071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.2554N 5:14.9352W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6834 4071
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