MARCONI MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141890

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1984

Statutory Address: MARCONI MEMORIAL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MARCONI MEMORIAL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Mullion

National Grid Reference: SW6631819415

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History

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Details

MULLION POLDHU COVE SW 61 NE 5/90 Marconi Memorial II Commemorative memorial. Erected in 1937 by the Marconi Company of London. Designed by Kelly and Co (Cramb Bros) Ltd of London. Granite ashlar. Stepped square base. Thick slightly tapered shaft with moulded corners stopped at base, on square plinth with commemorative plaques on each side. The shaft is surmounted by the emblem of a globe within a double triangular frame. The 4 plaques on the plinth commemorate the work of G Marconi and his research experiments at the Poldhu Wireless Station between 1900 - 1933. The Poldhu Wireless Station stood from 1900 - 1933 100 yards north-east of this column. From here the first signals conveyed across the Atlantic were transmitted by wireless telegraphy 12 12 1901. From the station in 1923 and 1924, C S Franklin (inventor of the Franklin Beam aerial) directed his short wave wireless beam transmission to Marconi in the South Atlantic.

Listing NGR: SW6631819415

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 64670

Legacy System: LBS

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