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Granite Collection

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageGranite Collection: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904
Classical granite columns on the dressing floor of Freeman & Sons works. The man pictured is either Bernard Freeman or his brother. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901

Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901
Fowler traction engines 7974 and 9016 are pictured hauling blocks of granite from one of the Mabe quarries to Penryn Station, for onward transportation by train to Winchester, Hampshire

Background imageGranite Collection: Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the cranes based at the edge of the quarry

Background imageGranite Collection: Browda House, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1964

Browda House, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1964
A general view of Browda House, a Grade II listed building. It dates from the late 19th century but incorporating some of the original 17th century structure

Background imageGranite Collection: C. Trevail, monumental masons, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s

C. Trevail, monumental masons, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s
C. Trevail, monumental mason s, with monuments displayed on the pavement outside. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: A Summers Day, Gurnards Head, Cornwall, David James (1853-1904)

A Summers Day, Gurnards Head, Cornwall, David James (1853-1904)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1890. Gurnards Head is a long, narrow, headland near Treen, in the parish of Zennor, on the north coast of Cornwall

Background imageGranite Collection: Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. A number men can be seen with cut blocks at the foot of the quarry face. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection

Background imageGranite Collection: Bosahan Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Bosahan Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
General view of the quarry with men standing by cut granite blocks and the crane used for moving the blocks. Two men are standing either side of a horse and cart

Background imageGranite Collection: Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. Around 1900

Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the crane. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageGranite Collection: Henwood and Notter Tor, Bodmin Moor, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1965

Henwood and Notter Tor, Bodmin Moor, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1965
A view of Henwood from Higher Stanbear, with Notter Tor in the background. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageGranite Collection: Truthall, Sithney, Cornwall. Around 1925

Truthall, Sithney, Cornwall. Around 1925
Seen through entrance gate. On the right is the doorway to the chapel with the remains of an oak roof. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots


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