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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142580
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66784
Location: Portreath, Cornwall, TR16
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
SW 64 NE
1/228 Portreath Incline
(raised lower section only)
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
Listing NGR: SW6571645180
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