Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines 2: This is the second introduction page for the mines under this section. Therefore, once again follow the links, or click on the image to navigate to the required page.

Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine

Cornish Mines 2

Cornish Mines Link 1: This is the well preserved New East Shaft Engine House on Dolcoath Mine. However, for such an important mine there so are few remains to be seen today. As a result, only one other Engine House survives intact.

Cornish Mines 2: Dolcoath Mine Winder

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Cornish Mines Link 2: Originally sited at Harriet’s Shaft Dolcoath this winder was moved to the New Roskear Shaft for an attempted reopening of the mine during the 1920’s. Consequently, it sat here for several decades. However, 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

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Cornish Mines Link 3: This is the flywheel belonging to Mitchell’s Shaft of  East Pool Mine. It is now managed by the National Trust. The engine is powered by compressed air.

Cornish Mines 2: East Pool and Agar Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 4: The preserved Pumping Engine at Taylor’s Shaft of East Pool and Agar Mine, another of the jewels of Cornwall Heritage. Similarly the engine is managed by the National Trust. “Cornish Engines”

Cornish Mines 2: Giew Mine

Cornish Mines Link 5: These are the remains of Giew Mine Frank’s Shaft. Located high on Trink Hill on the St Ives to Penzance Road.

Cornish Mines 2: Grenville United Mines

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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 2: Great Wheal Busy

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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 house during 2016 received some much needed attention and was very well renovated.

Cornish Mines 2: Hallenbeagle Mine

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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. So, during the early 2000’s the buildings in front have now been demolished. The site is now a business park.

Cornish Mines 2: Hingston Downs Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 9: This image is of the remaining Pumping Engine House on Bayly’s Shaft at Hingston Downs Mine.

Cornish Mines 2: Killifreth Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 10: The 50″ Pumping Engine House on Old Sump (or Engine Shaft) at Killifreth Mine. Sadly this is now pretty much overgrown and forgotten.

Cornish Mines 2: King Edward Mine

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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 rather interesting exhibits.

Cornish Mines 2: Levant Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 12: These are the buildings around Skip Shaft of Levant Mine. Another site managed by the National Trust the Engine House is the home of a preserved whim engine. The cliffs here are amazing, almost all the way from St Just to Pendeen are some very impressive mining remains.

Cornish Mines 2: New Consols Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 13: The interior of Phillip’s Pumping Engine House of 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. Another tragic loss to Cornish Heritage.

Cornish Mine 2: Polberro Mine

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Cornish Mines Link 14: Finally, this is the 60″Pumping Engine House on Turnavore Shaft of Polberro Mine. Last worked in 1941, extensive dressing floors were installed, also the Engine House was converted into a Miners Dry.

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