Serpentine / Talc - Gew Graze (S17)

East of Pengersick is this section of the Serpentine cliffs with veins of Talc / Soapstone.
Soapstone was removed from the cliffs and the Quarry at Soapy Cove / Gew Graze to be used in the manufacture of Porcelain strong enough to withstand boiling water - tea was becoming increasing popular at this time.
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By 1784, the government realised that heavy taxation on Tea was creating more problems than it was worth (Smuggling).
William Pitt the Younger, slashed the tax from 119% to 12.5% and made legal tea affordable.
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Seen from the coast path between Mullion and Kynance Coves - In Gallery / Section 17
Ref:
1099
Date:
2015-03-31 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6751.1430
Photographer:

Serpentine / Talc - Gew Graze (S17)

East of Pengersick is this section of the Serpentine cliffs with veins of Talc / Soapstone.
Soapstone was removed from the cliffs and the Quarry at Soapy Cove / Gew Graze to be used in the manufacture of Porcelain strong enough to withstand boiling water - tea was becoming increasing popular at this time.
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By 1784, the government realised that heavy taxation on Tea was creating more problems than it was worth (Smuggling).
William Pitt the Younger, slashed the tax from 119% to 12.5% and made legal tea affordable.
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Seen from the coast path between Mullion and Kynance Coves - In Gallery / Section 17
Ref:
1099
Date:
2015-03-31 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6751.1430
Photographer: