Carn Brea, Redruth, Cornwall - April 07, 2016
At the highest point of Carn Brea hill is a 90-feet high (27m) Celtic cross erected as a monument to Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset (1757–1835). Basset, a mine owner, gained his titles for erecting earthworks to defend Plymouth from combined French and Spanish fleets in 1779, and suppressing a miners' "food riot" in 1785. The monument was erected by public subscription in 1836. It is inscribed "The County of Cornwall to the memory of Francis Lord de Dunstanville and Basset A.D. 1836." Stairs were built inside the monument to allow visitors to climb to the top, however, access to these are no longer available and the interior is secured by a gate.
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