The Pepper Pot Portreath.

Malcolm Chant

Joined September 2008

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The first Portreath harbour was built in 1713 by local mine owners trying to export their ore, but it was soon destroyed by the sea around 1749. Extensive foundations from this port were found in 1984 when shifting sands exposed them.

The present harbour has a long dog-leg wall, and presents shipping with a difficult entrance. There is a building – The Pepper Pot – from which ships were guided through the harbour entrance. Portreath became a thriving port exporting copper in the 19th century. The tram road used horse-drawn wagons to pull the copper ore to the port, from where it was shipped to Swansea in South Wales for smelting. As with other Cornish ports, the ships made the return journey full of Welsh coal.

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