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Author Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 03/11/2018 15:28:45
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Anybody here know what this is/was?
Spotted while walking along the coast path on holidays.
It's a circular, stone built feature. At the centre of the platform are two rectangular holes, connecting to passages beneath the structure which open out and emerge as 'windows' in its North wall (the draught through these is massive!). Further down the cliff is a wide terraced area that didn't seem to connect to anything (and another one even further down).

https://zoom.earth/#50.683517,-4.720552,18z,map

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IP: 82.37.235.140 Edited: 03/11/2018 15:29:04 by Maggot
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 03/11/2018 16:30:04
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Not sure. Bossiney and Benoath Cove to the SW have got mineralisation present, but it was not economic.

My guess is that it was some sort of loading platform for something. Not slate, but possibly to serve the land. Maybe coal/lime or something like that. However, it does seem a bit excessive for that....but if it was a big landowner, anything's possible.
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Posted: 03/11/2018 18:20:58
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Military ? Mind can't see what a gun emplacement would be protecting. IP: 79.78.227.104
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 03/11/2018 19:58:17
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Terraced garden of a lost "Manor house" Smartass
See this map (N.B. Ladies window.)
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=50.6836&lon=-4.7185&layers=168&b=1
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 04/11/2018 15:28:19
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It's a very impressive horse whim I saw it many years ago and always meant to go back and photograph it but never did.
There are three slate workings on that cliff and I think this one is called "Lamb's House", if not it will be "Long Grass".

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Posted: 04/11/2018 21:05:36
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The location here is not Long Grass or Lambs House Quarries! . These quarries are found in the coastal section between Tinagel Head and Trebarwith Strand, along with West Quarry, Lanterdan and Dria Quarry.
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 04/11/2018 21:15:26
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Just off the East of the map they are annotated as "Boscastle Quarry (Slate).

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Posted: 05/11/2018 09:53:46
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Bourgeoisie doing the 19th century equivalent of a rapper flexin IP: 89.238.154.124
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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 05/11/2018 18:45:30
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Whoops! I seem to have made a balls of that, sorry

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Odd structure, North Cornwall near Trevalga
Posted: 06/11/2018 09:21:14
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Mystery solved, many thanks Thumbs Up

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Posted: 06/11/2018 10:02:32
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Maggot wrote:

At the centre of the platform are two rectangular holes, connecting to passages beneath the structure which open out and emerge as 'windows' in its North wall


Presumably some sort of crusher with the product (road chippings?) being extracted via the passages?
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