Cornish Mines 2 the second introduction page for the mines under this section. Once again follow the links or click on the image to navigate to the required page.
Cornish Mines 2: Cooks Kitchen Mine
Cornish Mines Link 1; Cooks Kitchen Mine, this image is of the Pumping and Whim Houses on Chapple’s shaft , taken 2016 after renovation, on the left can be seen the headframe of New Cooks Kitchen shaft at South Crofty Mine.
Cornish Mines 2: Ding Dong Mine
Cornish Mines Link 2; Ishmael’s Whim Engine House at Ding Dong Mine. It is one of my favourites, the mine is int he middle of nowhere on a desolate moor with only the wind to keep you company.
Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine
Cornish Mines Link 3; The well preserved New East Shaft Engine House on Dolcoath Mine. For such an important mine there are few remains to be seen today. Only one other Engine House survives intact.
Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine Winder
Cornish Mines Link 4; Originally sited at Harriet’s Shaft Dolcoath this magnificent winder was moved to the New Roskear Shaft for an attempted reopening of the mine in the 1920’s. Here it sat for several decades. In recent years it was returned to its original mounting blocks, sadly most of the engine itself was lost.
Cornish Mines 2: East Pool Mine
Cornish Mines Link 5; The flywheel belonging to Mitchells Shaft of East Pool Mine, now managed by the National Trust, the engine is powered by compressed air.
Cornish Mines 2: East Pool and Agar Mine
Cornish Mines Link 6; The preserved Pumping Engine at Taylor’s Shaft of East Pool and Agar Mine. The engine is managed by the National Trust. “Cornish Engines”
Cornish Mines 2: Giew Mine
Cornish Mines Link 7; The remains of Giew mine Frank’s Shaft, high on Trink Hill on the St Ives to Penzance Road.
Cornish Mines 2: Grenville United Mines
Cornish Mines Link 8; The Stamps Engine House at Grenville United Mines, part of the Great Flat Lode Trail, on a summers day it is a great day out.
Cornish Mines 2: Great Wheal Busy
Cornish Mines Link 9; The Engine House and surviving Smithy at Great Wheel Busy Mine, the Calciner is on the right of the image. The Engine House in 2016 received some much needed attention and was very well renovated.
Cornish Mines 2: Hingston Downs Mine
Cornish Mines Link 10; The remaining Pumping Engine House on Bayly’s Shaft at Hingston Downs Mine.
Cornish Mines 2: Killifreth Mine
Cornish Mines Link 11; The 50″ Pumping Engine House on Old Sump (or Engine Shaft) at Killifreth Mine, this is now pretty much overgrown and forgotten.
Cornish Mines 2: King Edward Mine
Cornish Mines Link 12; Some of the surviving buildings at King Edward Mine Museum, well worth a visit. There is a good collection of machinery along with the only set of working Californian Stamps in Europe, the museum is well run and has some very interesting exhibits.
Cornish Mines 2: Levant Mine
Cornish Mines Link 13; The buildings around Skip Shaft of Levant Mine, now managed by the National Trust the Engine House is the home of a preserved whim engine.
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