SX1251 : Polruan Blockhouse

taken 10 months ago, near to Polruan, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Polruan Blockhouse
Polruan Blockhouse
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Built to protect a port that was the base of English Privateers during the Hundred Years War, the Polruan and Fowey Blockhouses operated as a pair and controlled a chain barrier that barred access into the harbour. Later the control of the Polruan Blockhouse by Royalist forces would lead to the surrender of a Parliamentary Army under the Earl of Essex.
River Fowey
The River Fowey ( Cornish: Fowi) is a river in Cornwall.
It rises at Fowey Well (originally Cornish: Fenten Fowi, meaning spring of the river Fowey) about 1-mile north-west of Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor, not far from one of its tributaries rising at Dozmary Pool and Colliford Lake, passes Lanhydrock House, Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel, then broadens at Milltown before joining the English Channel at Fowey. The estuary is called Uzell (Cornish: Usel, meaning howling place). It is only navigable by larger craft for the last 7 miles. There is a ferry between Fowey and Bodinnick. The first road crossing going upstream is in Lostwithiel. The river has seven tributaries, the largest being the River Lerryn. The section of the Fowey Valley between Doublebois and Bodmin Parkway railway station is known as the Glynn Valley (Cornish: Glyn, meaning deep wooded valley). The valley is the route of both the A38 trunk road and the railway line (built by the Cornwall Railway in 1859).
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SX1251, 398 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1234 5107 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.7761N 4:38.2807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1227 5143
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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