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Milestone in Front of Ruby Terrace, Porkellis, Wendron

Description: Milestone in Front of Ruby Terrace, Porkellis

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 2012
English Heritage Building ID: 1410384

OS Grid Reference: SW6945933471
OS Grid Coordinates: 169459, 33471
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1564, -5.2289

Locality: Wendron
County: Cornwall
Country: England
Postcode: TR13 0LJ

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Listing Text


A milestone, dating from the early-mid-C19.

Reason for Listing

The milestone in front of Ruby Terrace, Porkellis is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Intactness: it is an intact early-mid-C19 milestone, which remains in its original position;
* Historic Interest: it testifies to the great wave of C19 road improvement, in this case undertaken by parish highway boards. The Porkellis milestone is the only surviving evidence of the former mining hamlet of Carn Menellis.


This milestone, and six companion stones (already listed at Grade II), were not part of a turnpike route, but rather served local traffic between mining areas. They were probably erected by the neighbouring parish transport boards, as the inscriptions on the stones differ across the parish boundary. Due to the merging of Wendron Parish and North Helston Parish in 1863, the stones are likely to predate this year, probably being of early-mid-C19 origin. The milestone is marked in its current position on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map published in 1880. These milestones refer to the former mining hamlet of Carn Menellis, later renamed Penmarth.


A milestone, dating from circa mid-C19, a dressed granite monolith. It has a triangular head, and is worn at the edges. It stands circa 0.94m high and circa 0.33m wide. The stone is painted white, and there is an incised inscription to the front, picked out in black paint:


Source: English Heritage

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