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Merthen Quay Including Revetment Adjoining on South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0911 / 50°5'27"N

Longitude: -5.1729 / 5°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 173149

OS Northings: 26041

OS Grid: SW731260

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.ND8S

Mapcode Global: FRA 081S.4JL

Entry Name: Merthen Quay Including Revetment Adjoining on South West

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66027

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

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

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