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River Cober, Helston, Cornwall 25 April 2015
The River Cober passing under the A394 at Helston, near the Cattle Market. The Cober, said to derive its name from "Cobra", i.e serpentine in its course, rises at Carmenellis, and flows into Loe Pool near Porthleven. 1n 1302 it was navigable, and used to provide power for 32 wheels, mainly for milling flour. There was also a tin streaming works further upstream, in Helston Lowertown. No wheels are left today. Although normally little more than a stream, when swollen it has caused flooding in Lowertown. The first bridge here was built in 1260.