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MERTHEN QUAY INCLUDING REVETMENT ADJOINING ON SOUTH WEST

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MERTHEN QUAY INCLUDING REVETMENT ADJOINING ON SOUTH WEST

List entry Number: 1142129

Location

MERTHEN QUAY INCLUDING REVETMENT ADJOINING ON SOUTH WEST

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Constantine

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 66027

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History

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Details

SW 72 NW CONSTANTINE

8/41 Merthen Quay, including revetment - adjoining on south west

II

Quay on the Helford River estuary. Circa early C19. Built of massive dressed granite blocks and with sides of pitched slate rubble with dressed granite coping and quoins. Rectangular on plan projecting into the Helford River estuary. The end wall is built of massive dressed granite blocks, almost ashlar. At the centre of the outer end there is a narrow recess with a circular opening at the top for access from the top. The circular opening is surrounded by massive pieces of dressed granite with intricately keyed joints. The blocks around the opening are cantilevered out at the end of the quay. Presumably this arrangement is for loading at low tide. The sides of the quay are built of pitched slate which has partly eroded away causing the massive granite coping to fall. The granite coping is secured by iron staples. Adjacent on the west side of the quay a revetment of dressed granite blocks set vertically into the foreshore. The quay may have been associated with the limekiln which is situated immediately to the north. Henderson mentions foundations of a small circular building near the quay which he suggests may have been a kiln for burning kelp. Source: Charles Henderson. A History of the Parish of Constantine. Page 117.

Listing NGR: SW7316226036

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall117

National Grid Reference: SW 73149 26040

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