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Poldhu Wireless Station (Marconi Monument), Cornwall


  • Located in Mullion, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • 'From which were transmitted the first signals ever across the Atlantic by wireless telegraphy.' Built by Guglielmo Marconi, the first transatlantic radio message was sent from here in 1901
  • The Poldhu Wireless Station (Marconi Monument) is located on the South West Coast Path between Polurrian Cove and Poldhu Cove. It is part of The Lizard Peninsula. We've positioned the Poldhu Wireless Station (Marconi Monument) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its exact location
  • See also our listings for the Submarine Telegraph Cable Pyramid and Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. Both these points of interest are located on the South West Cornwall coast by Porthcurno on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula)
  • There are a number of plaques on the Poldhu Wireless Station (Marconi Monument). These read:
  • 'One hundred yards north east of this column stood from 1900 to 1933 the famous Poldhu Wireless Station designed by John Ambrose Fleming and erected by the Marconi Company of London from which were transmitted the first signals ever conveyed across the Atlantic by wireless telegraphy. The signals consisted of a repetition of the Morse letter 's' and were received at St John's Newfoundland by Guglielmo Marconi and his British associates on 12.12.1901.' (Plaque 1)
  • 'The Poldhu Wireless Station was used by the Marconi Company for the first trans-oceanic service of wireless telegraphy which was opened with a second Marconi station at Glace Bay in Canada in 1902. When the Poldhu Station was erected in 1900 wireless was in its infancy. When it was demolished in 1933 wireless was established for communication on land, at sea and in the air for direction finding broadcasting and television.' (Plaque 2)
  • 'From the Marconi Company's Poldhu Station in 1923 and 1924, Charles Samuel Franklin, inventor of the Franklin Beam Aerial, directed his short wave wireless beam transmission to Guglielmo Marconi on his yacht 'Elettra' cruising in the South Atlantic. The epoch making results of these experiments laid the foundation of modern high speed radiotelegraphic communication to and from all quarters of the globe.' (Plaque 4)
  • By James Penman

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