Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Maen-du Point - What Was This Wall Built For And By Who?

There is part of a wall still visible just to the right of the benches at Maen-du Point. The photo was spotted on the Gallery page of the website and I have been asked for more information

It has been said that it was built by French prisoners of war, has anybody heard the same thing and can anybody add any more information?

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This all helps in putting the history of Perranuthnoe together so any information you can give will be gratefully received and will be of benefit to our village as it will all be stored forever for future generations.

Thank you


  1. I was always under the impression that the wall was part of the work when the sewer pipe was built, not quite as romantic but I could be wrong.


  2. I seem to recall reading the wall, along with the slipways at trenow and boat cove and the sea wall along 'high town' beach [from venton cove to marazion] was all built for when the king came to visit trenow consols mine.