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Poltesco Valley and Mill, near The Lizard, about 1910

NumberHESFM:1993.5959
PlacePoltesco Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1910. about
KeywordsPoltesco Trades and Professions Miller
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Poltesco Valley and Mill with seven figures in the foreground, about 1910. Poltesco Mill is 200 years old and is on the site of an older medieval mill. This manorial corn mill is one of very few mills left in Cornwall that have survived intact. The water wheel was cast in 1901 in Helston. The wheel was fed by a millpond and leat. The stream flows down to Carleon Cove.