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Portreath Incline (Raised Lower Section Only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Portreath, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.26 / 50°15'36"N

Longitude: -5.2884 / 5°17'18"W

OS Eastings: 165716

OS Northings: 45180

OS Grid: SW657451

Mapcode National: GBR FWBZ.SHC

Mapcode Global: VH12B.9Q3J

Entry Name: Portreath Incline (Raised Lower Section Only)

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66784

Location: Portreath, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Portreath

Built-Up Area: Portreath

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Saint Illogan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

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

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