Darren Shilson

Darren Shilson

Posted on 11/17/2008


Photo taken on November 17, 2008



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Basset Memorial

Basset Memorial
The granite monument, the Basset Memorial, is close to it on the top of the hill is 90 feet high, and was built in 1836. It is to Lord Francis Basset, who was one of the major mine owners in the Camborne-Redruth mining district at that time. The memorial stands at the summit of Carn Brea at about 730 feet above sea level. Lord Francis Basset later became Lord de Dunstanville. Extract from www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/castles/carn-brea-castle.htm

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