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Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/04/2013 14:35:11   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
CARN BREA MONUMENT

Ninety feet of granite
Cut from granite
Dragged in slabs
Across granite ground
Grounded in granite
Hoisted on hoists
Slab on slab
On
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2012 13:43:53   Subject: South Crofty: Dirty Dozen
I remember seeing a eight or ten of you guys walking up Dudnance Lane when I was coming home from school one time in the 1960s.
You were covered in brown muck from head to toe. To me you all loo
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2012 13:02:44   Subject: South Crofty
"But Cousin Jack got everywhere, I guess!"

Is it true quite a few South Crofty miners were Polish. I went to school in Camborne in the 1960s & quite a few of my classmates had Polish surnam
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/08/2012 09:41:00   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
THAT DARN MONUMENT!
I am still a little amazed that the Bassets themselves were not immensely proud of this landmark. Here, for example, is a quote from one of his current desendents

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Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/08/2012 10:18:40   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
"Is there an ongoing debate concerning the monument? I must have missed the illumination."

When I was growing up in its shadow, many people thought it was an eyesore! Too chunky, heavy, gre
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2012 14:06:11   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
CARN BREA MONUMENT: THE LONG, the TALL, the SHORT of IT

• Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset (or FBD) was born in Charlbury, Oxfordshire in 1775
• FDB was buried in Illogan in 183
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2012 12:30:51   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
CARN BREA MONUMENT: WHO PAYS THE QUARRYMEN?

* ADVERTISEMENT 1836 FALMOUTH 18th JUNE *
(decorated with masonic symbols across the top)
The Ancient and Honourable Societ
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2012 12:22:11   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
HARDCORE MASONRY
The impressive monument on Carn Brea (Redruth) was to commemorate the BASSET (Lord De Dunstanville) family. Built in 1830's by public subscription but organised by the Provincial
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2012 10:21:36   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
REDRUTH FOOD RIOTS:
RUTHLESSLY SUPPRESSED
or
RUEFULLY EXAGGERATED?

"I do not want to be appear to be argumentative but "eighty" specially-recruited "constables"
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/08/2012 10:48:47   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
"Why all this moralising over events that can't be undone, and monuments that can't be unbuilt? Regardless of whether Bassett was a goodie or a baddie, the monument is impressive and its history is in
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2012 11:04:49   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
LET'S TAKE IT TO A DIFFERENT DIMENSION
I know that Carn Brea monument is supposed to be ninety feet in height but does anyone know its other vital satistics:
1) what area does it occupy?
Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2012 00:05:54   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
BASSETS: sweeties or all-sorts?

* Bassett family funded schools for the poor in the 18th century
* raised troops to defend Plymouth from possible Franco-Spanish attack in 1779
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 12:41:23   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
Inside was dark but a dim light shone down from the top of the tower onto a circular stone floor. It sounded like you were under a rocket on a windy day. The floor was covered in twigs dropped by crow
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 11:56:28   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
* INSCRIPTION *

http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/photos/img3510.htm



Topic: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 11:51:51   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
* RETURNING TO THE INSCRIPTION *

"I agree the inscription has not weathered well but would you agree there is something kind of Egyptian in the character of its presentation & format"
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2012 10:55:35   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
"Many moons ago I used to walk my dogs over Carn Brea every day, I have been reading this post with great interest."

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Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 16:58:24   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
"It is true too say the Basset's were not liked at this time"

This is as I suspected. In John Bohstedt book: 'Politics of Provision' he maintains that Francis Basset boasted that he had put
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 11:47:01   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?

"CARN, in Welsh, is a site of an Ancient burial mound"

CARN in Irish (what Brits called Gaelic) also means MOUND
BREA in Irish means FINE
Carn Brea = fine hill
Howe
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 11:05:24   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
TOKEN-ISM

"Moreover, some accounts say he ruthlessly suppressed the Redruth Food Riots in 1785 (or 1796) which were expressly directed against his method of paying miners tokens which were
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 10:54:39   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
* The REDRUTH Food Riot 1795
"He added that, notwithstanding this, he would not prevent an example being made which was highly necessary for the benefit of Society...."
I do not want to be a
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2012 10:15:15   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
That is a very generous & helpful offer & I hope to avail of it direckly. Thank you so much!
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2012 19:42:28   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
I agree the inscription has not weathered well but would you agree there is something kind of Egyptian in the character of its presentation & format (if you know what mean)
http://www.cornwalls.c
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2012 19:16:17   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
The so called "bottomless pond" was beside a rampart so my initial suspicion was correct, thanks to you, your knowledge & contribution. I am indebted!
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/07/2012 10:31:29   Subject: CARN BREA monument: can you help?
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Carn_Brea_Monument_by_Ansom.jpg/135px-Carn_Brea_Monument_by_Ansom.jpg[/img]

I am interested in tracking down anyone who might b
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