SW6840 : Carn Brea near Redruth - The Basset Memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Carn Brea Village, Cornwall, Great Britain

Carn Brea near Redruth - The Basset Memorial
Carn Brea near Redruth - The Basset Memorial
This is a 90-feet high granite Celtic cross erected as a monument to Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset (17571835) and is a landmark for many miles around. Basset, a mine owner, gained his titles for erecting earthworks to defend Plymouth from combined French and Spanish fleets in 1779, and suppressing a miners' "food riot" in 1785.Along with others, he petitioned the House of Lords against slavery in 1828.The monument was erected by public subscription in 1836. It is inscribed "The County of Cornwall to the memory of Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset A.D. 1836.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  People, Events 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6834 4072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.2608N 5:14.9355W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6833 4068
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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