Penquean and Camel Quarries, roughly half way between Wadebridge and Padstow, were worked to a depth of 360 feet, that's 300 feet below sea level . The quarried slate was taken to Wadebridge and Padstow by barge and then transported further afield or used locally. The quarries closed before the full opening of the railway line in 1899
When you look across from the Quarry the tower you see to the right is all that is left of a Windmill. The area in days gone by had some 30 plus Windmills to service one of the largest wheat growing areas in the County

The house just above the Quarry was used, in the 18th Century, as an isolation cottage for seamen and immigrants suspected of suffering from dangerous diseases.