Cornish Mines 2: This is 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 Link 1: This is 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 Link 2: 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 Link 3: This is 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 Link 4: 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 Link 5: These are the remains of Giew mine Frank’s Shaft, high on Trink Hill on the St Ives to Penzance Road.
Cornish Mines Link 6: 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 Link 7: 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 Link 8: Reed’s Shaft Engine House, it was built in 1864 to house a 60″ Pumping Engine constructed by Harvey and Co. The buildings in front have now been demolished. The site is now a business park.
Cornish Mines Link 9: This image is of the remaining Pumping Engine House on Bayly’s Shaft at Hingston Downs Mine.
Cornish Mines Link 10: The 50″ Pumping Engine House on Old Sump (or Engine Shaft) at Killifreth Mine, this is now pretty much overgrown and forgotten.
Cornish Mines Link 11: 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 Link 12: These are 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. The cliffs here are amazing, all the way from St Just to Pendeen are some very impressive mining remains.
Cornish Mines Link 13: The interior of Phillip’s Pumping Engine House on New Consols Mine near Luckett. The engine house was virtually complete and in a fair condition.Sadly the roof has since collapsed bringing down all the internal beams.
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