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St Agnes Beacon Cornwall

St Agnes Beacon Cornwall

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop IX

Item number: 38-1.

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of St Agnes Beacon, a 629ft hill, is a prominent and isolated feature on the landscape. It's Cornish name is Bryanick, which means pointed or prominent hill. There was small village at its foot which existed for tin mining. The magnificent views of the coastline from the top of the hill, meant it could be used to spot impending invaders, and a beacon could be lit.

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