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Harbour Walls of Mullion Cove

A Grade II Listed Building in Mullion, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0153 / 50°0'54"N

Longitude: -5.2592 / 5°15'33"W

OS Eastings: 166609

OS Northings: 17880

OS Grid: SW666178

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.J1LJ

Mapcode Global: VH13H.SWK5

Entry Name: Harbour Walls of Mullion Cove

Listing Date: 9 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158181

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64669

Location: Mullion, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mullion

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mullion

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SW 61 NE 5/89


Harbour Walls of Mullion Cove


Pair of harbour breakwaters. The North breakwater built in 1890-2 and the South breakwater 1895-7. Some parts probably earlier. Stone rubble south breakwater. North breakwater of snecked serpentine rubble with granite dressings and with granite setts to top surface. The two breakwaters project from cliffs and change direction at obtuse angles to enclose a small harbour that dries out at low tide. On the inside of the north breakwater are integral stone steps and over the outer seaward side a shelter wall, probably later, with a raised walkway on its inner side. The south breakwater is linked to a causeway at its landward end by two later bridges supported on steel joists. Railings are modern.

Mullion Cove was especially important for pilchard fishing, later superseded in the C19 by crab and lobster fishing. The harbour has remained largely unaltered.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 June 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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