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Latitude: 50.0289 / 50°1'44"N
Longitude: -5.2642 / 5°15'50"W
OS Eastings: 166318
OS Northings: 19415
OS Grid: SW663194
Mapcode National: GBR Z2.H68B
Mapcode Global: VH13H.PJXP
Entry Name: Marconi Memorial
Listing Date: 9 October 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141890
English Heritage Legacy ID: 64670
Location: Mullion, Cornwall, TR12
Civil Parish: Mullion
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mullion
Church of England Diocese: Truro
MULLION POLDHU COVE
SW 61 NE
5/90 Marconi Memorial
Commemorative memorial. Erected in 1937 by the Marconi Company of London. Designed
by Kelly and Co (Cramb Bros) Ltd of London. Granite ashlar. Stepped square base.
Thick slightly tapered shaft with moulded corners stopped at base, on square plinth
with commemorative plaques on each side. The shaft is surmounted by the emblem of a
globe within a double triangular frame. The 4 plaques on the plinth commemorate the
work of G Marconi and his research experiments at the Poldhu Wireless Station
between 1900 - 1933. The Poldhu Wireless Station stood from 1900 - 1933 100 yards
north-east of this column. From here the first signals conveyed across the Atlantic
were transmitted by wireless telegraphy 12 12 1901. From the station in 1923 and 1924, C S
Franklin (inventor of the Franklin Beam aerial) directed his short wave wireless
beam transmission to Marconi in the South Atlantic.
Listing NGR: SW6631819415
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