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Trevithick Memorial Set in Wall Beside Road, Opposite Nos.33 and 35

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2173 / 50°13'2"N

Longitude: -5.3005 / 5°18'1"W

OS Eastings: 164644

OS Northings: 40470

OS Grid: SW646404

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.DVV

Mapcode Global: VH12J.2SPS

Plus Code: 9C2P6M8X+WR

Entry Name: Trevithick Memorial Set in Wall Beside Road, Opposite Nos.33 and 35

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66639

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Description

CAMBORNE TEHIDY ROAD
SW 64 SW
(east side)
4/91
Trevithick Memorial set in wall
beside road, opposite Nos.33 and 35
II

Wall plaque set up in 1919 to commemorate the site where Richard
Trevithick assembled and began the first trial run of the first locomotive
in 1801. Bronze plaque in chamfered granite ashlar frame. Landscape-
format rectangle approx. 1/2 metre wide, with a picture of the locomotive
in relief, and a raised inscription:-
IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD TREVITHICK
TO COMMEMORATE THE SITE WHERE THE
FIRST LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
WAS ASSEMBLED BY HIM AND FROM WHERE IT
WAS STARTED ON ITS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RUN
TO BEACON HILL CHRISTMAS EVE 1801
ALSO NEAR THIS SPOT WAS THE ONCE FAMOUS
WELL OF ST MERIADOC SUPPOSED TO POSSESS
HEALING QUALITIES OF GREAT VIRTUE
PEACE DAY JULY 19TH 1919


Listing NGR: SW6464440470

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