PORTREATH INCLINE (RAISED LOWER SECTION ONLY)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142580

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

Statutory Address: PORTREATH INCLINE (RAISED LOWER SECTION ONLY)

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PORTREATH INCLINE (RAISED LOWER SECTION ONLY)

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Portreath

National Grid Reference: SW 65716 45180

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

PORTREATH SW 64 NE 1/228 Portreath Incline (raised lower section only)

GV II Part of tramroad incline. 1809, forming the final descent of a tramroad running from Carn Brea mining area to Portreath Harbour. Retaining walls of coursed granite and uncoursed killas rubble with granite dressings. North-south axis approx. 200 metres long, crossing a public road by a semicircular bridge which has granite voussoirs, shallow battered buttresses, a simple band and a parapet with brick coping, and slightly constricted near the bottom where it crosses a stream by a smaller but similar bridge. History: one of the few surviving built structures of the horse-drawn tramway by which the mine engines were supplied with fuel before the introduction of steam-powered locomotives; a prominent feature of the landscape in Portreath. Reference: Michael Tangye Portreath (1968).

Listing NGR: SW6571645180

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 66784

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Tangye, M, Portreath, (1968)

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