SW5638 : Slag Block Construction - Phillack Church Vestry

taken 5 months ago, near to Phillack, Cornwall, Great Britain

Slag Block Construction - Phillack Church Vestry
Slag Block Construction - Phillack Church Vestry
Built in 1805 by the Rev. William Hockin because it was cheaper than using quarried stone. The blocks were sold by the Cornish Copper Company based just across the estuary at Copperhouse at 9d (4p) a score. He bought several hundred blocks and made the churchyard walls, outhouses and the garden walls of the Rectory. He also built the Church School in Glebe Field, it was subsequently converted into a house which could cause problems as the blocks are impervious to air and moisture leading to a damp & cold dwelling.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Religious Site 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 5657 3843 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:11.7437N 5:24.7293W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 5659 3841
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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