Steps To Dead Mans Hut - Portreath
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The steps up to Dead Mans Hut at Portreath in Cornwall, England. The stone steps are let into the rock of the North Cliff and they lead to the Lower Pilots Lookout, known locally as the Dead Mans Hut. The building is the lower of two points which, via a (flag-signalling system by day and beacons at night), was used to control access to Portreath Harbour. The circular building was also used as a temporary mortuary when a body was given up by the sea, hence its more macabre name. A plaque on the wall below was the main source of this information.
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March 2nd, 2016
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