This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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.


List entry Number: 1142580



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Portreath

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 66784

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry 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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SW 65716 45180


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1142580 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 17-Aug-2018 at 07:51:55.

End of official listing