SX2671 : Miners Cottages in Minions

taken 10 years ago, near to Minions, Cornwall, Great Britain

Miners Cottages in Minions
Miners Cottages in Minions
With the discovery of major copper lodes on the flanks of Caradon Hill and the establishment of mining along with granite quarrying and a railway in mid 19th century this remote moorland suddenly became an industrial boom area with shanty settlements springing up as workers moved into the area, mostly from west Cornwall. The village of Minions, originally known as "Cheesewring Railway" was one of the villages built as a more permanent replacement for temporary shacks. Photographed here is a row of workers cottages in the village.
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SX2671, 75 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 11 August, 2007
Category
Terraced housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2603 7114 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.8480N 4:27.3102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2609 7116
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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